That appears to be the case as Scout.com is reporting tonight that UW has received a commitment from defensive end Marcus Farria of Centennial High in Peoria, Ariz.
Scout.com rates him a three-star prospect and the No. 29 DE overall, as well as listing him as the top defensive linemen in the state of Arizona this year. Scout.com lists him at 6-4, 240 pounds. He had reported offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas and Notre Dame, among other schools. Scout.com’s Jake Worthen Tweeted that Farria is a “bigger Josh Shirley, skill set wise.”
Rivals.com has Farria at four stars and considers him the No. 16 weakside DE in the country while listing him at 6-4, 226 pounds.
ESPN.com rates him 49th at his position and its scouting report says in part:
“Farria is a physically good looking end prospect. He possesses very good height and looks to have a fairly thick and muscular build with room for additional size with further physical development. He displays a nice though inconsistent initial burst. Against the run he does a good job of being active with his hands and displays the hand strength to be able to shed. . … With his size and strength he can get push to constrict the pocket when he keeps his pads down. Farria is a big strong end prospect with some good physical tools and he can be productive with some further development and if allowed to play to his strengths. A strong-side end type who could end up sliding inside with additional bulk.”
Here is some video:
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