February 23, 2010

Future Flash: Dylan Farrington

Earlier this month Kent State head coach Doug Martin signed 20 high school football prospects to national letters of intent.

Several of those prospects already have enrolled in classes at Kent State and will participate in spring workouts. The rest will make their way to campus this summer to prepare for the 2010 season.

Meanwhile, Kent Sports Report will take a look at each prospect and how soon he may see the field.

One of five three-star prospects signed by Kent State, Dylan Farrington may be called on to play immediately as the Flashes return just one cornerback with extended playing time.

Farrington, a 6-foot, 190-pounder, played his high school ball at Chapel Hill High in North Carolina. There he was a two-time all-conference player and the defensive back of the year as a senior. He racked up 116 tackles and 19 interceptions during his high school career. He was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

At Hargrave Farrington led the team in interceptions and forced three fumbles. Rivals.com ranked Farrington as the 26th best prep school player in the nation.

Coach Martin's Take: "Dylan has great feet and we really like his speed and ability in the back end of our defense."

Film Review: Farrington is very smooth in his back pedal, which allows him to react quickly to a receiver's movements. That often results in Farrington jumping a route for a pick or a pass break-up. Once the ball is in the air Farrington turns into a wide receiver and shows both the ability to go up for the ball and to secure the pick.

Instant Impact: Kent State needs immediate help at cornerback and Farrington is likely going to see plenty of playing time opposite junior Josh Pleasant, another Hargrave prospect.

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