West Virginia Runner Sees Increased Attention

In the last few weeks, a standout Mountain State running back has received increased attention from a number of schools.

Morgantown (W. Va.) running back Spencer Farley has seen his contacts with colleges rise in the past few weeks as his Mohigans have been rolling through their season.

"West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Ohio University, Akron, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Cincinnati," Farley rattled off when asked about the colleges that have been in touch with him recently. Farley hasn't received any scholarship offers as yet, but he hasn't had the chance to visit anywhere other than WVU, which is also located in Morgantown.

"I was going to go to Ohio this weekend, but I had to take the SATs," Farley said. "I will be going over to Akron soon. I've also sent out tapes of my games this year."

Farley has taken unofficial visits to West Virginia, and liked what he saw there.

"The visits went well. It was good to see what the college atmosphere is all about. I haven't thought about going away to school yet - I might like to stay closer to home if I can."

Farley said he is not in a hurry to make a decision on where he will continue his football career, and hasn't set a timetable for visits either. He indicated he plans to see how the process plays out as his season continues.

Farley can play on either side of the ball, but expresses a preference for offense.

"I see myself as a running back, and I like to play offense, but it's cool to make plays on both sides of the ball."

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