First year offensive line coach Josh Henson had his job cut out for him on the recruiting trail when he was hired back in February. The Cowboys had a number of offensive lineman to replace, and likely would need a full line in the 2018 class. Four months later, Henson has landed pledges from five offensive line recruits, with the latest coming from in-state tackle Jacob Farrell. Farrell joins Hunter Woodard, Hunter Anthony, Bryce Bray and Tyrese Williams as the future offensive lineman of the program.
— Jacob Farrell (@jfarrell_52) June 16, 2017
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Farrell is the 15th commitment overall in Oklahoma State’s 2018 class, a class that ranks as one of the best in the country right now. There’s only ten spots left in the class at the most, so unless the Cowboys land a few five-stars (they will not), the class will fall back to earth when we get closer to February, but for right now, Oklahoma State has all the momentum.
Farrell committed to Oklahoma State over Kansas, TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. The Sooners have not yet offered, and if they do this one could get interesting, but for now, Farrell is all Oklahoma State. Henson has been chasing this commitment for a while, so to finally get Farrell in this class, the possible final offensive line commitment, is a big deal for Mike Gundy and his staff.
On the field, Farrell’s best quality his just his pure strength. He plays on both sides of the line for his high school, and dominates both because of how strong he is. He uses his legs very well, and usually just overpowers whoever he’s matched up with. Focusing on offensive tackle full-time in Stillwater will go a long way for the development of Farrell, because he definitely still has some work to do on the technical side of being an offensive lineman. Once he learns how to use leverage to his advantage, and how to block for different schemes, he could be well on his way to the NFL. His ceiling comparison is Taylor Decker.