L.D. Bell (TX) running back Kenny Farrow knows how to deal with adversity. He tore his ACL his…
Standout prospect set to visit Houston
Hurst (TX) L.D. Bell running back Kenny Farrow's recruitment recently opened back up when Colorado's new coaching staff choose not to honor the scholarship offer that former coach Dan Hawkins had extended. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound playmaker is now looking for new options and will be taking an official visit to Houston this weekend. Shortly after the new Colorado coaching staff informed Farrow that they would not be upholding his scholarship offer that was extended by the previous staff, Houston coaches got in contact with him and began to express interest. "Houston originally offered me at running back when I was a sophomore but I hadn't heard from them in a while. After they found out I was no longer going to Colorado they called me and told me that they wanted me there," said Farrow. The Cougars are still going after the three-star prospect, but they are now recruiting him at a position other than running back. "They are recruiting me to play free safety right now. I think they already have other running back commitments but safety is a big position of need for them." Farrow last played safety in the ninth grade and is thrilled about the opportunity to play in the secondary again. "It would be great to deliver the hits instead of taking them. I would actually prefer to play safety in college than running back. I love playing defense and you take a lot of punishment as a running back." Farrow believes that the transition from running back to safety isn't as difficult as some might think and he referenced one of the NFL's dominant players as an example. "Bob Sanders (safety for the Colts) played running back most of his life and now he is one of the best safeties in the NFL. He has a similar build to me and I think if I work hard I can do well at safety." This weekend Farrow will be focusing on how he fits in with the athletic as well as the academic programs at Houston. "I'm going to talk to the defensive backs coach and the defensive coordinator and see how serious they are about giving me early playing time at safety. Then I plan on mostly focusing on the academic side of things. I plan on double-majoring in business marketing and psychology and I know that Houston has a great business school." The Hurst prospect has no plans on when he will end his recruitment, but he said he could pull the trigger if things feel right. "If things go well and if I feel comfortable I might commit. Early playing time at safety is huge to me." Farrow also plans to take an official visit to Iowa on January 21. He rushed for 973 yards and 14 touchdowns during his senior season. He also holds offers from Tulsa and Utah.
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