Dunbar wide receiver Sean Farr's big junior season has paid off on the recruiting trail.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder caught 49 passes for 1,383 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, helping the Poets to the Class 1A state title. Thanks in part to those efforts, Rivals.com rated Farr the No. 57 wide receiver in the country.


Akron and Eastern Michigan have offered Farr, while Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are showing serious interest. Farr, who camped at Maryland, Memphis, Pittsburgh and West Virginia this summer, expects additional offers to come during the season.

Farr spoke with Recruiting Report recently about his status.

Checking in with Sean Farr

Do you have any favorites in your recruitment?

I would say Akron is my favorite right now, because they treat me like I'm already one of their players and they were the first one to offer me a scholarship. I know some people might find it surprising it's my favorite ... maybe because Akron's not like a Maryland or a Virginia. But it's a good program.

Was it a relief to get that first offer from Akron? What went through your mind when you received the offer?

Yeah. When I first got the offer it was a relief. I was happy I'd be able to go to college. Then I thought about leaving my family and going to a new city, all the way in Ohio. And I was probably going to get a lot of playing time there. Those were the three things [I thought about].

When did Eastern Michigan offer you?

They offered me three days after Akron offered me, so it was my second offer.

Do you have plans to visit EMU?

Yeah. Probably when they play Akron. I met their coaches at the Pittsburgh camp. They told me they were looking to put me at slot, and I could get a lot of playing time at slot.

What have the Maryland coaches said they'd like to see from you this season?

They want to see me put on a couple pounds and want to see my lifting. They'll see a couple of our games, see how I'm doing.

What did you like about your visit to West Virginia?

It was a big atmosphere. There are a lot of big players on that team. I like the way their spread offense runs. And they're on TV the most, too.


When did the Virginia coaches get involved in your recruitment?

Virginia started showing interest before football season even started last year. Because I transferred from Lake Clifton, they figured I'd probably be better going to Dunbar anyway.

Is there any reason that you and Dunbar running back Tavon Austin plan on making your decisions after the season?

We both want to do the best for our team. We want a lot of college coaches to come to see us, but we want them to come to our school and see other guys, too.

Photo of Sean Farr by Kim Hairston / December 1, 2007