Ht: 6-6 Wt: 244
40-yard dash: 4.73
Rivals: 4-Star #7 TE
Scout: 4-Star #10 TE
247Sports: 4-Star #5 TE
ESPN: 4-Star #6 TE-Y
Luke Farrell is a consensus 4-star tight end prospect (ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports) and one of the top players at his position in the country with ESPN ranking him No. 6 at TE-Y and 247Sports and Rivals ranking him No. 7 ... Farrell has some impressive overall rankings as well, with a No. 163 position on the ESPN 300 and a No. 224 spot on the Rivals 250 ... Scout rates him at No. 229 ... a Prepstar All-American ... he is also considered the eighth-best senior prospect in the state of Ohio ... Farrell was a second-team Division IV Associated Press all-state selection in 2015 and also a second-team all-USA Ohio selection by USA Today after catching 33 passes for 446 yards for a 10-2, state-qualifying team ... he had 43 receptions for 730 yards and six touchdowns as a junior for Perry, a state qualifying team with a 6-4 overall record and coached by Matt Rosati ... Farrell is also a four-year varsity letterman for Perry's basketball team ... he is the son of Kelly and Matt Farrell ... has an older brother, Nolan, who is a current student at Ohio State, and a sister, Celeste.
Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State
Jeff Heuerman, Nick Vannett
Productive receiver down the seam. Big, tall and with a long reach, he can overpower and outreach defenders. Willing blocker at all levels.
There is an opportunity for a freshman tight end, but the Buckeyes will have five tight ends on the roster with freshman eligibility. The positive for Farrell is that this is not a new position for him. It might be difficult for him to see the field given the players already on the roster, but don't count him out in 2016.