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Jack Farrell


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Worth Noting

Last week: His Golden Bears (3-2, 2-1) won their third straight as Wills Aitkens ran for 121 yards and touchdowns of 77 and 33 yards in a 48-6 domination of Mount Pisgah. Scoring nearly twice the points his team had in the first three games combined, his Golden Bears dominated Southwest Atlanta Christian 68-6 for a second straight victory. After an 0-2 season start, he helped the Golden Bears squeak out a 7-6 victory at Wesleyan, clinched by quarterback Will Allen's 32-yard scoring run. The Bears lost their season opener to Riverwood 15-13, but he gets a chance at redemption on Saturday against Eagle's Landing Christian Academy. Farrell committed to Duke on June 21. He would become his school's first Division 1-A signee. He also was recruited by Vanderbilt, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, SMU and Northwestern and had an offer from Army.

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Strengths

Academics. Farrell's GPA is 3.6. Size and hands. He caught 24 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in 2007. “I don’t see myself playing above college in the pros, so I wanted to get the degree,'' he told the AJC when he committed. "It’s the ACC, so I get good football and a good education.” Versatility. Duke also might give him a try at punter. Farrell also can play defense and made 17 tackles last season with two sacks and forced two fumbles. Athleticism. He is a starting first baseman on a Class A championship baseball team, which he led in hitting.

Questionables

Weight. Strength. Blocking. Speed. Farrell sees himself as a tall, possession receiver who needs to improve on run blocking. His 4.7 speed is adequate for an ACC tight end.

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Holy Innocents' TE, school's 1st Division-I signee, commits to Duke

1:30 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008

Jack Farrell, a tight end who almost quit football after his high school freshman season, has committed to Duke and is set to become the first Division 1 signee from Holy Innocents' of Atlanta. Farrell also was recruited by Vanderbilt, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, SMU and Northwestern and had an offer from Army. "I knew all along I wanted to go to really good academic school, " Farrell said. "I don't see myself playing above college in the pros, so I wanted to get the degree. It's the ACC, so I get good football and a good education." Farrell, 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds with 4.6 speed in the 40, had 24 receptions for 324 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also had 27 tackles at defensive end but expects to play tight end in college. He also might get a shot at punter, he said. Farrell had a 41-yard average as a junior. Farrell is a first baseman on the baseball team who led the team in batting last season and started on Holy Innocents' Class AA champions in 2007. "I thought baseball was what I wanted to do, " he said, explaining why he considered quitting football before his sophomore year. "That summer, I put on 30-35 pounds [up to 200] and grew a couple of inches. I became a football player, I guess. "I put my head down my sophomore year and knew that this [playing Division 1 football] was what I wanted to do and would do whatever it took to do it." Holy Innocents' played its first varsity schedule in 2006, finishing 4-6, and won a round in the state playoffs last season in a 7-5 finish.

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