Cole Farrand, Senior, Inside Linebacker, No. 47
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Collegiate Stats: 165 tackles (88 solo; 4.5 TFL), 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery
High School Stats (Senior Year): 78 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception returned for a touchdown, three touchdown receptions
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 59th-best inside linebacker in the nation, 34th-best player in New Jersey
Who Maryland beat: No other offers
High School: Pope John XXIII
Hometown: Green Pond (N.J.)
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Amid reports that he had drawn interest from Connecticut (and Randy Edsall), Rutgers, Pitt, Penn State, Boston College Iowa, Temple, Virginia and Wisconsin, Farrand committed to Maryland in April 2010. The major recruiting outlets listed him as an outside linebacker, though he's mostly worked on the inside since he's been in College Park. Farrand, who played both as a linebacker and tight end in high school, cited a great visit to spring practice and strong coaching staff interest as his reasons for deciding on the Terps.
Profiling the entire team
During his freshman season, Farrand played somewhat sparingly and almost exclusively on special teams, burning his redshirt. He stepped into a starting role as a sophomore and played pretty well, though he was one of the least well-known presences in Maryland's front seven, overshadowed by guys named Vellano, Francis, Hartsfield, Tate, and Drakeford. He started in 11 of 12 games and was generally pretty solid at the MIKE. He had a minimal pass-rushing role but still notched six tackles for loss -- none of them sacks.
Last year, Farrand started in eight games (playing in 11 total), earning Academic All-ACC honors for the second straight year and was named honorable mention All-ACC by the media and coaches after recording 84 tackles with four-and-a-half for a loss.
The absurd 23-tackle effort against Clemson on October 26, 2013.
Farrand earns All-B1G honors, continuing his role as a strong run-stopper and recording over 100 tackles.
Though the Terps had six losses in 2013, it may be no coincidence that Farrand didn't play in two of those (Syracuse and BC) and was limited in both playing time and effectiveness in the Military Bowl against Marshall. Terp fans hope he has overcome his shampoo injuries (Head & Shoulder) and will have a healthy season. As he was last season, Farrand would seem to again be positioned as a key run-stopper. In addition to the game against Clemson, Farrand also led the Terps in tackles in the game at UConn. Those two efforts demonstrate that he has the ability to be an impact player but he needs to do so more consistently.
Given the emergence of Andre Monroe as something of a pass rushing monster and the effectiveness of Darius Kilgo at the nose tackle spot, and the expected emergence of the Yannicks (okay, one's a Yannik) coming from the outside, it's likely that Farrand will again be relied on as one of the primary run stoppers in the front seven - a post he manned well last year.
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