McFarland an Early Enrollee?

LonghornDigest caught up with Texas commit TE M.J. McFarland to get the latest on him and his plans this summer. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound standout plans on hitting the gym hard and expects to be enrolling a semester early in Austin.

Eldorado (Texas) Eldorado High tight end and Texas commit M.J. McFarland should have plenty to keep him busy this summer. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound offensive playmaker plans on working hard in the weight room as well as making sure his grades are in order so he can enroll a semester early at Texas.

"I'm working on my speed and I want to get up to around 240 in the weight room. I've also been working with a personal trainer to improve my speed and quickness, we've been doing a lot of foot drills," said McFarland.

It often takes recruits several years before seeing the field at a school like Texas. The Eldorado offensive playmaker plans on arriving in Austin a semester early in hopes of getting on the field sooner than most.

"I'm planning to graduate in December. I want to be an early enrollee so I don't have to redshirt my freshman year. I think an extra semester will help me get adjusted and used to the system so I can play early."

McFarland attended the Texas camp in Austin two weeks ago and got know some of his future teammates.

"I hung out with (Chet) Moss, (Jaxon) Shipley and (Quandre) Diggs. It was cool to talk to some of the guys that I'm going to be playing with."

The Eldorado playmaker also got a chance to speak with 5-star running back and Texas target Malcolm Brown at the camp.

"I'd been talking to Malcolm Brown a little bit at the camp and some of the other commits were really trying to get him to come to Texas too."

As far as visits are concerned, McFarland plans on attending at least one Longhorn game this fall.

"I'm probably going to visit for a game this fall. I would like to catch the Texas/Oklahoma game but I will have to see how it works out."

McFarland finished his junior season with 982 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

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