Greg Farmer - Perhaps a Future Knight

Greg Farmer - Perhaps a Future Knight

University of Central Florida recruit Greg Farmer was one of over 150 participants at the Scout.com combine series in Jacksonville this weekend. Farmer, a quarterback from James Rickards high school in Tallahassee, is currently receiving interest from several Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools, but has the Knights listed as one of his top candidates.

Farmer will be a senior next season and has already been heavily recruited by UCF, as well as N.C State and FIU. Florida State, Florida, Miami, Penn St. and Howard University have also displayed some interest in Farmer as well.

Farmer gave Knights fan optimism when he said "I'd really like to play for Central Florida."

Currently, Farmer is being recruited by many teams as an athlete because of his size and speed combination. At the combine, Farmer ran the 40-yard dash in a respectable 4.79 seconds, but he is hoping that he will continue to play quarterback at the next level.

"I would be willing to play any position," said Farmer, "but I'd like to try to keep playing quarterback in college." Farmer has not been moved to any other positions as of yet, which means he will likely get some more reps at QB this upcoming season.

After the combine events were completed, Farmer participated in throwing drills and looked like one of the best quarterbacks in attendance. He displayed very good precision on short routes and nice touch on deep patterns.

Farmer also showed off his velocity, bulleting the ball into tight areas with relative ease. None of Farmer's passes were broken up by defenders in the one-on-one drills and every throw he made was in reach of his receivers. Perhaps the most impressive attribute Farmer put on display was his arm strength, and on multiple streak patterns, he led his receivers perfectly down the sideline for large gains.

Aside from perhaps putting a little too much zip on several passes, the only evident weakness Farmer displayed was in his mechanics. Farmer looked unorthodox when dropping back into the pocket and his release was about a ¾ release. He will likely have to clean up his footwork and motion if he wants to become a strong presence in college.

Farmer's game eerily resembled Tennessee Titan quarterback, Vince Young, both in strengths and weaknesses. Farmer has an extremely strong and accurate arm as well as good agility, much like Young, but he too needs to work on mechanics in the pocket.

Farmer hasn't been seriously recruited by some of the bigger schools in the state and hasn't received any scholarship offers partially because his team has had little success in the past several seasons, and because he was hurt all of last year.

Due to his team's pedestrian play last season and his injury, Farmer is a potential dark horse amongst Florida recruits. He appeared to be fully recovered during the combine and is ready to take Rickards on his back, and possibly into the state playoffs. If Farmer can achieve this, his stock will rise tremendously and UCF will have some more competition for this talented player's services.

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