Michael Farmer is sort of waiting to see what shakes. He's making visits and shaking hands. Coaches are reviewing his film, and he's biding his time preparing for the ACT. At this point, his recruitment is in the hands of college coaches.
And so he travels.
Farmer toured the campus of Kansas on an unofficial visit over the weekend. The Jayhawk staff is still mulling a scholarship offer. Farmer is hopeful, but he's not counting on anything. He has other irons in the fire.
"It went pretty good up at KU," Farmer said. "I was up there for the game. I talked to the coaches and watched the game. I'm going to try to get back up there on an official.
"An offer might come there -- It probably will. If there's one, I'll be looking at it for sure."
This weekend, Farmer will head to Oklahoma State for an unofficial visit during the Cowboys' rivalry game with Oklahoma. No offer has been extended on that front either. But while OSU has told Farmer he's not at the top of their board, the coaching staff has built some serious goodwill by doing so
"It's just medium interest from them," Farmer said. "I'm third on the list right now. They have two linebackers in front of me right now. If they don't get them, they are going to come back and offer me. I like that they tell me that instead of lying to me. Some schools just hold off and hold off. That's playing around with me. OSU lets me know straight up."
A one-time Arizona State commit, Farmer says Washington State currently leads his recruitment. The Cougars offered him months ago and have led the pack since. A verbal commitment could take place on the three-star prospect's official visit to Pullman, but finding a date for such a trip has been difficult.
"I was supposed to go to Washington State next weekend, but I have the ACT," Farmer said. "I have to reschedule that trip."