Maiden (N.C.) class of 2017 athlete Caleb Farley took to Twitter this afternoon to announce an important decision, one that came sooner than originally expected.
“I had stated earlier I will be verbally committing to a college June 11, but I have made my decision and would like to move on in the recruiting process. I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity as well as my family and friends. I would also like to thank all other schools that were recruiting me! I am committing to play football at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies and start jumping! God bless,” Farley wrote in this tweet.
As Maiden’s starting signal caller last season, the 6’3″, 180-pound Farley threw for 1,854 yards and rushed for 1,545 more, totaling 37 touchdowns (20 pass, 17 rush) in the process. Maiden finished 2015 with a 9-4 overall record.
Farley, who is rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports, considered offers from Wake Forest, Ohio and Old Dominion before committing to Virginia Tech and head coach Justin Fuente, who offered the talented athlete a scholarship on February 27. Farley is the second prospect out of the state of North Carolina to commit to the Hokies, joining dual-threat quarterback Hendon Hooker. Linebackers Rayshard Ashby and Aundre Kearney, defensive end TyJuan Garbutt, and defensive back Devante Smith round out Tech’s current class of 2017.
Stay tuned to TechSideline for more on Tech’s newest commitment. In the meantime, check out his junior season highlights below.