Brian Kelly took a trip to Atlanta and made his in-home visit to see safety Arrington Farrar. Things went so well that Farrar decided to take his final official visit before Signing Day to South Bend.
If that feels a little backwards, that’s just the way Farrar’s recruitment has been. After pledging to Stanford during his sophomore year, Farrar — who the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports has a rock-solid 3.5 GPA at Woodward Academy and scored a 26 on the ACT — apparently didn’t pass admissions in Palo Alto.
That turned the past month into a whirlwind for Farrar, with official visits to North Carolina, Wisconsin and now Notre Dame, thanks to Kelly’s in-home recruitment. It was between a trip to South Bend or a visit to James Franklin and Penn State for Farrar’s final weekend.
With the Irish still chasing a final prospect at safety, Farrar’s visit comes on the heels of official visits from Justin Reid and Nathan Meadors the past few weekends. But with the Irish looking to make up ground to Stanford (for Reid) and UCLA (for Meadors), some believe that Farrar is the best bet for pledging to the Irish and closing the book on the recruiting class.
In addition to Kelly visiting, Farrar was joined by area recruiter Scott Booker and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.
On paper, Farrar seems like a perfect fit at Notre Dame. A 4-star recruit and All-State player in Georgia, Farrar is also a 2015 Watkins Award finalist, awarded to the top African American high school scholar athlete by the National Alliance of African American Athletes
With Farrar choosing not to speak with the media about his recruitment, there’s little else to report. But Notre Dame getting Farrar on campus for a final look before making a college decision on Signing Day is a big deal.