As we first reported earlier today, highly rated wide receiver Sean Farr committed to play football for the University of Memphis Tigers today. Farr, a Hargrave Military Academy standout, informed Memphis Roar that he will be joining the Tiger family in January.
“Yea, I’m looking forward to it. I should be coming in January,” Farr said.
Farr, once a 2009 Louisville Cardinals commit out of high school, is the third and most recent addition to the Tigers and Coach Porter. Farr, a 6”3” 185 lbs wide out, chose the Tigers after considering Maryland, Temple, and Virginia.
Farr is a skilled wide receiver that can use his body to make plays. When asked to describe his game, Farr replied, “I like to go for long balls, jump balls, and I can do the hitch route pretty well.” Farr also acknowledged his ability to gain good position on his defenders and make plays over them.
In his senior year at Dunbar High School, Farr pulled in 49 receptions for 1,383 yards and 18 touchdowns helping Dunbar win the Class 1A state title. After graduation, Farr went to Hargrave where he has just finished up his season. Farr’s teammate at Hargrave, running back Jerrell Rhodes, committed to the Tigers a few days ago and played a small role in Farr choosing the Tigers.
“Yea that helped me out a lot,” said Farr. ”When we went down on our visit we had a lot fun. So that meant a lot.”
Farr and Rhodes visited the University of Memphis for two days this past weekend and Farr said the visit went really well.
“The visit was good. We finally got to meet Coach Porter. He’s a great person,” Farr said. ”Got to meet a couple of players and visit their dorms and see the football field. Saw a lot of the things being built there. It was a great place to be though. I like the city.”
Tiger fans can expect to see Farr contribute in some way next year, as his services are a great need and fit for the team.
“He came straight in here and told me that he needs a playmaker and he knew I was a playmaker he said that I need to be down field making plays for the team,” Farr said.
Fans looking for some excitement on the offensive side of the ball have something to look forward to with the recent commitment of Farr.
When asked what led him to commit to the Tigers, Farr replied, “They were straight up with me when they first came, when Coach Porter first came. They told me that he needs a playmaker on the field.”
So if Tiger fans have any questions on how their new head coach is doing, look no further than the three new football commits, all excellent and much needed additions. “Coach Porter is a great person,” Farr replied when asked what he thought of the new head coach. Porter’s recruiting ability is starting to show and he is bringing Tiger fans a little bit of hope for the future.
Stay tuned to Memphis Roar as we try to gather more details on the commitments of the three newest tigers.
Fun fact: Farr is from Baltimore, Maryland and is a good friend of 2010 Memphis basketball commit Will Barton. Farr said that he and Barton grew up together and that Barton has been telling him that Memphis is a great place to be. Farr also plays basketball (shooting guard/small forward) and said he will have to see how football goes at Memphis before determining if he will try out for the basketball squad.