Ferby lists WKU as early favorite

Ferby lists WKU as early favorite

D'Andre Ferby plans to let the recruiting process play out, but lists WKU as an early leader in his recruitment.

Nashville, Tenn. standout D'Andre Ferby lists offers from Western Kentucky, Stetson, Tennessee-Martin and Murray State early in his recruitment.

But for now, he says he has an early favorite.

"As of now, Western Kentucky stands out," Ferby said. "I hear a lot of great things about Coach Petrino, and I know he did great at Arkansas.

"I think he's going to have WKU doing real well."

A 6-foot-1, 220-pound runningback/linebacker, Ferby suffered an Achilles injury as a junior that he hopes to overcome as a senior.

"Last year was supposed to be my breakout year," he said. "But when two-a-days got started I had an injury right on a nerve in my right heel, in my Achilles, where I couldn't put pressure on it.

"So I had to sit out 8 games last year. I'm back to 100 percent now, I'm so glad. It was a struggle before, and I'm glad to be back. Hoping to lead us to another championship."

What position does Ferby project at for a school like WKU?

A lot will depend on his changing physique.

"I've been projected as a runningback for a few years," he said. "But I'm up to 220 (pounds) now.

"So I guess you could say I'm moving to an athlete-type position, there's a chance I could play linebacker too."

The Class of 2014 standout is now working on scheduling his visits, and already knows what he's looking for in a college.

"I want to get up to WKU in July," Ferby said. "I'm not 100% sure but I'm going to try, I'm hoping to visit Vanderbilt in July too.

"First of all, academics is one thing I'm looking for. I also want somewhere that I have a good relationship with the coaches, and somewhere I can get some early playing time. I don't want to sit on the bench for very long."

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