George Farmer said at the NIKE 7on Tournament in Beaverton, Ore., recently that he has five favorite schools and not much is expected to change over the next few months, especially not a commitment from the top-rated receiver and fourth-best player in the 2011 class by Rivals.com.
"I don't think he's going to make a commitment until the U.S. Army game," George Farmer Sr. said. "If I had to put my finger on it I don't think it's going to happen before then. That's what he's telling everybody, that he's going to announce his commitment at the Army game.
"That's what he's said all along. By the time he gets to the U.S. Army game he's going to know what he wants to do. I'd be shocked if he doesn't come to me before we get down there and tells me what he's going to do before he announces it."
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USC, Oregon, Alabama, Florida and Miami were the five mentioned by Farmer, a 6-foot-2, 192-pounder from Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra who's the top-rated player in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
Farmer said at the 7-on-7 event that he'd like to take some official visits but nothing has been planned yet. USC has been considered a favorite for some time.
"He hasn't said anything to me about taking visits but I imagine if that's what he wants to do that's what he's going to do but he hasn't said anything to me about it yet," Farmer Sr. said. "They get started in pads on (August 8) and then school starts on (August 23) so everything is early.
"George is the most laid-back, humble kid you're going to meet. He doesn't really get excited about the whole process. I don't really talk to him a lot about it. When he wants to discuss it he'll come to me and we'll talk about it."
If Farmer wants to take visits it would be supported or if he comes to a decision without official visits that would be fine too, Farmer Sr. said. He trusts his son's decisions and nothing is being rushed so there's a good possibility Farmer won't announce his college choice for a few months with not much news in between.
"I'm not going to push things," Farmer Sr. said. "I'm going to let it play out the way he wants to play it out. If he wants to do things he'll come tell me without me saying, 'Are you going to do this, are you going to do that?' I'm going to let him make his own way. If he wants to take a trip he'll tell me he wants to take a trip.
"I'm not going to bother him. His teammate Robert Woods didn't take any trips. He said he didn't want to. He could go that way. If he doesn't push it, I'm not going to push it. If he wants to go, he's free to go."