Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Area schools chasing S. Columbus' Farmer

Ethan Farmer, the defensive tackle from South Columbus High in Tabor City, continues to draw big-time offers.

Most recently, he was offered by East Carolina, and now has seven, as the Pirates join Alabama, Clemson, Duke, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee in the scholarship parade.

Farmer has blown up big recently, spurred on by numbers at recent camps. He is 6-foot-2 and 257 pounds with 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash.

He was most surprised by the Alabama offer. And he’s still waiting on one from North Carolina. A source close to the Tar Heels’ program, though, said that might be awhile in coming.

“They like Ethan, but they figure because of his height, he is a defensive tackle in college, and they are already recruiting six DTs. And they only plan to take two this year. That doesn’t rule Ethan out, but an offer might be awhile coming.”

Meanwhile the list of suitors is expected to keep growing. Wake Forest, Tennessee and Virginia have also been to recent practices to scope Farmer out.

*By the way, check back later for our Sleeper of the Day. At one time, it could have been Farmer, but every school seems to know all about him now.

–Stan Olson

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