Cali DB trims list, Cougs in final eight

HOLDING DOUBLE-DIGIT OFFERS, three-star cornerback/safety prospect Jeff Farrar out of Upland, Calif. has trimmed his list down to eight schools. One of the programs in his final eight is Washington State. CF.C talks to the 6-1, 193-pounder about the Cougs, recruiting and more.

Jeff Farrar says he's bullish on the future at Washington State.

"They had offered me earlier in the spring and since then I've been in contact with their whole staff," Farrar said. "I speak with Coach Mike Leach and Ken Wilson quite a bit. Coach Wilson is their lead recruiter for me and he's been telling me how he thinks I can be an impact player for them.

"He's also told me a lot about the turnaround at Washington State and how things are looking up for the program. They have some great facilities coming in and WSU has a lot to offer right now."

Farrar is rated the No. 91 prep safety prospect nationally by

Farrar was a defensive specialist at Upland High as a junior. He hauled in eight interceptions and recorded 30-plus tackles in only eight games. He'll be moving to safety this year for Upland and will also play some wide receiver.

"The coaches at Washington State have kind of left the door open for me to play wherever if I were to go there," Farrar said. "They're looking at me as an athlete. I could play cornerback for them, or even safety. I've also talked with some offensive coaches about possibly playing wide receiver.

"I really have no preference on where I line up. I'll be ready to compete no matter what."

FARRAR'S TOP EIGHT includes WSU, Miami, Cal, Virginia, Michigan State, Oregon (no offer), Arizona State and Arizona. Notable schools that were eliminated from his recruitment included UCLA, Colorado, Kansas, and Utah, all of whom had offered.

Farrar added that he's in no rush to make a decision, but says that the Cougs are in a good spot right now.

"I definitely have high interest in Wazzu," Farrar said. "I like the fact that if I were to go there, I'd be able to get away and the coaches really know what they're talking about.

"They're building right now and I want to go to a program that is looking for change. I want to be a part of a team that's hungry to do better than what they've done in the past."

He added that are certain things he's looking for in a program.

"I want to go to a school that has a good location outside of football life," Farrar said. "I also want to make sure there's a dedicated staff who is ready to get after it and wants to build a top notch program."

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Farrar's uncle, Lamont Cain, played at Miami in the early 1990s. Miami is in Farrar's top eight but he said that his family is putting no pressure on him to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

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