Class of 2018 recruit Danny Sutton Farrell has signed his National Letter of Intent and will join the Loyola University Chicago men’s volleyball program. A 6’8″ middle blocker, Farrell will be a true freshman for the 2019 season.
Farrell was a senior this past academic year at Westlake High School. He earned All-Marmonte League honors twice. Besides standing at 6’8″, he owns a 6’11” wingspan with a 8’9″ standing reach, 11’1″ block jump and 11’6″ approach jump.
On the club circuit, Farrell played with SMBC 18 Pali in Santa Monica. Video of his play can be seen below via his YouTube page:
“Danny will provide us with some much-needed depth at the middle spot right away, and he’s had some great experience playing at a high level in the club circuit,” Loyola Chicago head coach Mark Hulse said in the team’s release of the addition. “He’s got a good, long frame, has been well trained technically, and has a drive to improve. We look forward to seeing him battle it out with the other great young middles we have on the roster.”
Farrell will help replace All-American Jeff Jendryk in the middle and be joined by returners at the position in Paul Narup and Kyle Piekarski. Loyola Chicago finished the 2018 season at 23-7 overall as co-MIVA champions. They also ended the year ranked seventh in the VolleyMob Top 20 Power Rankings.