Deandre Farris One to Watch
Deandre Farris
Deandre Farris
Regional Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 22, 2012


With multiple offensive formations college coaches are looking for players that can contribute in various ways. The more ways you can contribute the more valuable you become, enter DeAndre Farris. One player to keep an eye is 2014 running back DeAndre Farris.

Deandre Farris checks in from Shelbyville (KY) Martha Lane Collins high school and stands 5'10 and 175-pounds.

Farris has played running back, defensive back, kick return, punt return, wide receiver and free safety. Farris is an athlete that plays mainly running back and some defensive back. He has a 235-pound bench, 390-pound squat, 38.5 inch vertical and 4.5 speed. Farris talked about his strengths on the field.

"I consider my strengths to be that I'm coachable, I'm a leader and versatile. Some of my physical attributes are speed, acceleration, agility, balance and vision. At this point I feel my weakness is being under sized, but I'm working with an athletic trainer to help obtain more size, strength and overall performance. On the field I'm a emotional leader, I love getting my team involved and making big plays. I'm also a playmaker, game breaker, good defender and very allusive."

Check Farris out from his Sophomore season.

Western Kentucky, Louisville, Eastern Kentucky, Ball State and Southeast Missouri State are the teams showing the most interest at this time. Farris talked about factors he will use to help him make the decision when the time comes.

"I'm interested in programs that will help me excel in academics along with athletics. I want to be at a program where I can contribute and have coaches that will help me maximize to my potential on and off the field."

Farris talked about life away from the football field.

"My motto is faith, family and self, so in my free time I like to spend time with my family, play video games, basketball, watch TV. and be social. I also like riding bikes, four wheelers and taking trips. I also play baseball, my positions are outfield, infield and catcher. Playing these positions helps me with my lateral movement hips movement and footwork. When I'm playing in the outfield it is like being a defensive back because of the way I have to react to the ball and read it when it comes off the bat."

Farris was a very busy man this Summer.

"Over the summer I went to several camps. At Western Kentucky I won the overall offensive player award and top running back award. I had a strong showing at Kentucky recording a 4.56 forty and a 38.5 inch vertical. The next camp was Louisville and I ran another 4.56 forty. I felt like I had an impressive performance by showcasing my speed and agility for the coaches. I finished the camps with Ball State and ran a 4.5 forty and was the overall fastest player. I also had a strong showing at the 7 on 7 tournaments with my team this summer where we came in runner up in one and got to the semi finals in another."



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