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In the trenches with Florida State commit Joshua Farmer

Local product idolizes DeMarcus Walker.

Joshua Farmer (Twitter)

Joshua Farmer is a 6’3 250 SDE from Gadsden County in Havana, Florida.

The Class of 2021 lineman and Florida State commit has an 87 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite and is ranked 511th overall (34th best SDE and 74th best player in FL).

He holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and UCF, among others.

Farmer visited Florida State in late January, and that’s when he pulled the trigger for the ’Noles:

He models him game after DeMarcus Walker (more on that below):

In early March, he was anticipating his return trip to Tallahassee (notice the picture choice):

Junior Day:

TN had the chance to catch up with Farmer recently and go deeper into his recruitment:

What was it like initially getting the offer from Florida State and did you know you were going to commit as soon as you got the offer?

“Great experience. I committed because of the culture and mostly Odell; I don’t find too many DL coaches that stay at on program for 25 [years]. I don’t think he’s leaving anytime soon.”

How’s your relationship with the FSU coaching staff?


Which ones do you speak with most frequently?

“Odell, Clint (asst. DL), Fuller.”

What’s Coach Mac like?

“Great—he’s a lot why I’m committed! He can relate to kids my age.”

Where does the staff see you playing at Florida State?

“I’m [an] end, but will move to the 3-tech on 3rd down.”

How would you describe your game?

“Versatile. I got my first three offers as a [middle] LB because I was 6’1-228 my sophomore year. Then I shot to 6’3.5-245 over the summer.”

Do you model your game after anyone?

DeMarcus Walker’s because he can play from the 3-tech to the 7-tech.”

What sorta player should FSU fans expect? What will you bringing to Tally?

“Relentless [and] aggressive play-maker that will take over [where] Marvin Wilson and DeMarcus left off.”

What’s your take on the Florida State uniforms?

“Great. [I] love them, especially black.”

What’s your relationship like with teammate Darrell Jackson?

“Great. [We have a] brother-like relationship, but we’re [two] different types of DE. And we want [to] play together in college.”