Neil Farrell

Neil Farrell

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Neil Farrell

THE VITALS

Position: Defensive tackle

Measurables: 6-foot-4, 295 pounds

High school: Murphy

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Committed: July 26, 2016

247Sports position rank: 25

247Sports rating: 3 stars

AT A GLANCE

Receivers coach Dameyune Craig’s Mobile roots came in handy. Farrell had offers from Southern California, Alabama, Clemson and Florida, to name a few. He finished his senior season with 13 sacks after committing to the Tigers in July. Farrell made a 23 on the ACT, AL.com reported, and he could have graduated early but opted to finish his final year with the Panthers and play basketball.

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Farrell had 101 tackles, including 28 for loss, as a senior. … Made the AL.com all-state defensive team as a senior. … Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

"I'm not sure there is a ceiling for how good Neil can be," former LSU defensive tackle (and Murphy defensive line coach) Muskingum Barnes told AL.com. "There just aren't many kids his size who can run and jump like he can. Neil Farrell is what every school is — or should be — looking for in a defensive lineman."