Farrell is a multi-talented signal-caller

A talented dual-threat JUCO signal-caller to keep an eye on this year is Lackawanna's Davonta Farrell (6-3, 218). The talented prospect can hurt defenses with his arm or his legs, but prefers to let his teammates make the plays while he spreads the ball around. JCFootball.com spoke to the talented gun-slinger and he updated us on his offseason and what makes him special...

Farrell prepped at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore, Maryland and had planned to enroll at a prep school when he realized he wasn't going to qualify. However, he had a change of heart and headed to Lackawanna to get his grades in order and to continue his football career.

"I was planning on heading up to Fork Union to play there for a year, but when I visited, I just wasn't feeling it," Farrell told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "I talked to my high school coach and he said Lackawanna was a good place for me. They have a great program here and it was the closest one to my home, so it was the perfect fit for me."

As a freshman last fall, Farrell posted solid numbers while leading the Falcons to a 7-3 record, throwing for 1,674 yards with 20 touchdowns and only seven interceptions while rushing for nearly 300 yards and five more scores.

"I had a good season, but I know I can play a lot better," Farrell admitted. "One thing I am really working on this year is staying in the pocket more and using my arm.

"Sometimes, I take off too quickly and don't let my receivers do what they need to do to get open, so this year that's something I am really focused on letting them do."

At this point in time, things have been a bit slow on the recruiting front for Farrell with only interest from South Florida, but he said he hopes that a good spring will open some scouts' eyes and then when they see what he does on the field this fall he'll start to get some offers.

"I know I have a lot to prove to people so I'm just working hard right now, getting ready for our season," Farrell said. "Offers are something that I can't control, so I just have to focus on what I can control and that's getting ready to play and working on my mechanics and stuff like that."

Farrell is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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