Farmer is a top priority for Kiffin and USC

Although George Farmer had a breakout season at wide receiver in 2009, Robert Woods received most of the attention from the media and scouting services, and rightfully so. But Farmer will be the focal point of the Serra offensive attack in 2010 and pursued as vigorously as Woods, or perhaps even more?

Earlier today Farmer's father, George Farmer III, called USC head football coach Lane Kiffin and Brennan Carroll. Kiffin's message was clear and powerful.

"I just called Brennan and spoke to Lane," said Farmer. "He told me George is going to be the overall No. 1 recruit in the country and they are going to do whatever it takes to sign him. He also said there isn't a better player at any position in their opinion.

"There were four of them riding in a car and when Lane said we're going to do whatever it takes to get my kid, I heard Coach O (Ed Orgeron) yell in the background, 'Don't worry, we're gonna get him.'"

Serra head football coach also feels Farmer will be one of the top prospects in the 2011 class, and predicts his recruitment will get crazy.

"Scott Altenberg told me he thinks the recruiting process will be worse than it was for Woody (Robert Woods). That says a lot about what he thinks of George."

It's no secret to those who know Farmer or follow recruiting that Farmer has very high interest in the Trojans, but don't look for an early commitment announcement.

"I want George to be able to see some schools and see what it's like in other parts of the country," Farmer said. "We really like USC and it's hard to turn down an opportunity to play there, and get a degree from there. I think USC hired a great coach in Lane Kiffin and brought in great coaches like Coach O and Monte Kiffin. USC will probably have a better coaching staff this year than they had last year."

Tomorrow the USC staff will travel to Serra and considering Kiffin had offered Woods, Farmer and Jason Gibson scholarships while at Tennessee, those are the likely prospects who will be discussed with Coach Altenberg. Marqise Lee and Conner Preston could be the other Kiffin inquires about?"

We'll have more on the visit tomorrow night. Stay tuned.


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