Analysis of New UCLA 4-Star Offensive Line Commit Will Farrar

Mar. 8 -- Scout breaks down new UCLA commit Will Farrar, the No. 218 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300...

UCLA has enjoyed recruiting success in the state of Texas in recent class, and that trend looks like it will continue in the 2017 cycle.

Scout 300 four-star offensive tackle Will Farrar announced early Friday evening that he has committed to UCLA following an unofficial visit.

Farrar is one of two offensive linemen to commit Friday to UCLA, joining California tackle Kanan Ray. Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is the primary recruiter for both, according to BruinReportOnline.com.

http://www.scout.com/player/194605-will-farrar/recruiting?year=2016

Farrar is a big get for the Bruins for multiple reasons.

First, he's yet another high-profile recruit that UCLA has pulled out of the Lone Star Sate, which has provided the Bruins with several notable recruits in the past couple of cycles: five-star national No. 1 running back Sotonye "Soso" Jamabo and three-star defensive back William Lockett in the 2015 class, followed by 2016 four-star prospects Adewale Omotosho (receiver) and Brandon Stephens last month.

UCLA has signed at least one Texas prospect every year since 2011. Thirteen Texans have signed with UCLA in the past five years, all of them coming from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (7) or greater Houston (6). Farrar hails from Travis High School in traditionally talent-rich Fort Bend ISD just outside Houston. UCLA signed Deon Hollins out of Fort Bend ISD's Marshall High School in 2013. (As a side note, four of UCLA's 13 Texas signees since 2011 -- Omotosho, Stephens, Jamabo, and 2011 signee Jake Brendel -- have come from Plano ISD just north of Dallas.)

Additionally, Farrar is a great pull considering how much competition there is for Farrar, who has accumulated almost 30 offers from across the country. Among those offers are LSU, Texas, Michigan State, Missouri, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Miami, Louisville, Northwestern, Washington, and West Virginia, among others.

Lastly, he's simply a very good prospect. Scout ranks Farrar as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the state of Texas, the No. 25 OT nationally, and the No. 218 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300.

At 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, Farrar possesses great size. His frame and skill set translate to multiple positions on the offensive line, thus making him a potentially position-flexible player. So far in his high school career, he's played right tackle, and that spot may best fit his combination of physical attributes and skill set. However, it's easy to see him project as a big, mauling interior O-lineman as well.

Below is Scout's evaluation of Farrar:

Farrar is a potentially position-versatile offensive line prospect with the requisite size to play tackle or guard at the high-major level. Played right tackle as a junior for high school team. Big, burly lineman who is a hand full in the run game. Consistently finishes blocks. Plays with a bit of a mean streak. Solid upper-body technique in pass pro. Can improve lateral mobility and overall flexibility. Sometimes bends at waist rather than knees, but usually plays with good leverage, especially for a 6-5+ prospect. Well-rounded player with high ceiling as a pass-blocker who will play at the P5 level. - Gabe Brooks

For a closer look at Farrar, check out his junior highlights below (also the first autoplay video at top):


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