Ferrell missed his senior season with a torn ACL but was still voted as the top prospect in the highly competitive Richmond area. As a junior, Ferrell recorded 60 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks.
The 6-5, 225-pound DE prospect chose Clemson over offers from Boston College, Charlotte, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, LSU, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and others. He committed to Clemson on 6/4/14.
Ferrell tweeted on Wednesday morning, "My NLI Has Been Faxed And I'm Now Apart Of The Clemson Family, I Thank God For All of This, I Did It For My Pops." #WeTooDeep
Official Clemson Bio:
No. 115 player and No. 7 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by 247Sports.com ... No. 135 player and No. 6 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by Rivals.com ... No. 136 player in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by ESPN ... No. 196 player in the nation by Scout.com ... joined
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as first Tiger signees from Virginia since Tajh Boyd (2009) ... Under Armour All-America Game selection, but did not play due to injury ... did not play as a senior due to a torn ACL ... had 60 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks as a junior ... all-state selection as a junior ... played two years of basketball ... coached by Greg Lilly ... recruited by Marion Hobby and Brent Venables ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born May 17, 1997.