Colorado Football: Buffs Pick up RB Kenny Farrow for Class of 2011

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst IOctober 18, 2010

BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: David Bakhtiari #59 of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on against of the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Colorado received a commitment from Hurst, Texas, running back Kenny Farrow this past weekend. Farrow is a 5′10″, 190-pound 3-star prospect, considered by to be the 54th-best running back in the nation.

Despite the frustrating loss to Baylor, Farrow was impressed with his official visit to Boulder. “The visit was amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it,” Farrow told “I enjoyed every minute of it. My father and I decided to go ahead and commit right after we got back home.” Farrow was even impressed with the overall program, despite the possibility of a new coaching staff come next fall. “Everybody there is so nice,” said Farrow. “It seems like they are all behind the football program 100-percent, and the coaches are real down to earth.”

To date, through eight games of his senior season, Farrow has 1,005 rushing yards, 180 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns for a 5-3 team. Farrow had offers from new Pac-12 rival Utah, as well as Tulsa and Houston. Farrow also had interest from Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas State from the Big 12.

A fresh start in the Pac-12 and early playing time were lures for Farrow. “The coaches tell me that if I work really hard in the off-season, that I could see the field as a freshman,” said Farrow. “A bunch of their running backs are upper-classmen, and will be graduating soon.”

Even if the Buffs change coaches, Farrow seems to be a “strong verbal” commitment. “I’m not going to de-commit or check out other schools and stuff,” said Farrow. “The way I was raised, you don’t tell somebody one thing and do another. I’m 100 percent firm.”

Welcome, Mr. Farrow, to the Buff Nation!

(12/13) UPDATE: New Colorado head coach Jon Embree informed Kenny Farrow that the Buffs would not be honoring his scholarship offer. Farrow will now be looking at other options ...