Linebacker commit Farrar sees perfect fit
— Sitting in the stands at Boone Pickens Stadium — and later, rushing the field after Oklahoma State’s upset of West Virginia a week ago — Kamryn Farrar was fortified in his decision to become a Cowboy next year.
The Dallas Skyline linebacker, who committed to OSU in September, had already seen all the things he wanted to see from his future college. But witnessing the atmosphere for himself, he fell more in love with Oklahoma State.
Here’s what Farrar, a 6-foot, 205-pound high school senior, had to say about OSU and his final season at Skyline: Q. What led to you committing to Oklahoma State?
A: The coaches all showed me love. They made it feel like it was home. I felt comfortable from the first visit. I could’ve stayed there after that first visit. Then, the atmosphere during the games was different. Was your trip for West Virginia an official visit, and what did you think?
The energy and the atmosphere, I had never felt that before. Me and the other two commits that was there, all three of us ran down on the
field. It was fun. How did the Skyline season go?
We lost in the first round of the playoffs to DeSoto, 55-53. Tough loss. That hurt. It was a good season. It went by fast. Last year, we didn’t even make the playoffs. We went 4-7 last year, and this year we won eight games. The energy was better. It was more fun. We had more people in the crowd, so it was great. What would you consider the strength of your game?
My closing speed going to the ball. Probably finishing tackles. When you look at OSU’s defense with Jim Knowles, how do you see yourself fitting in?
I feel like I’ll fit perfectly. I like the 4-2. I feel like it’s better than what they were doing before. Do you fit the inside or outside linebacker spot better?
Either one. It doesn’t matter. Coach Knowles was explaining how both of the linebacker positions are interchangeable. It doesn’t matter to me, because I’ve played both. I played more inside this season, but it depends on what formation we call. We have one formation where I’m an outside ’backer/defensive end. Or then we go to a 3-4 and I’m an inside ’backer.