L.D. Bell (TX) running back Kenny Farrow knows how to deal with adversity. He tore his ACL his junior season, but came back strong in 2010. Recent events with his recruiting have knocked the senior down, but not out.
Farrow committed to Colorado in October, electing to head out of the state of Texas and eventually play in Pac-10 country. A few days ago, he learned it wasn't going to happen.
With the hiring of new head coach Jon Embree, Farrow learned the Buffs would not be honoring his scholarship.
"They just told me they were going to honor it, but they turned around and called my coach, telling me it wasn't going to be honored," said Farrow to HI. "I guess it happens."
Now Farrow has to turn his attention back to schools that were showing interest before. Hoping many still have a spot for him. Or does he?
"Coach Erb was pretty straight up with me. He understands my situation that I'm in and the urgency behind everything. I have a little time, but not a lot of time," said Farrow. "He was really honest and said plan on taking an official Jan. 21st and that he would call me in a week or two and let me know if I have an offer. So I will know before I have to make the trip.
While Farrow will wait to see if Iowa puts an offer on the table, he will continue to shop himself. This week, the running back is headed to Houston, a school that offered him after his great sophomore season.
"I talked with them actually today and I would be playing safety there. Possibly early, which I have thought of. A defensive career usually pans out a little longer," said the Scout.com 3-star projected running back. "Western Kentucky is going to offer me Friday. My quarterback James Mauro might be going there. That is something to think about.
"Nothing has changed as far as what I'm looking for in a school. With the little time I have, I have to find the best fit for me."
Farrow was regarded as one of the best prospects in the state of Texas as a sophomore. Immediately jumping on to everyone's watch list, but his ACL injury in 2009 hurt his recruiting.
The senior rushed for 1048 yards on 197 carries in Texas 5A football this season.