Line­backer com­mit Far­rar sees per­fect fit

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - COWBOY POSTGAME - BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer [email protected]­la­

— 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.

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