When we last checked in with Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA) offensive lineman Caleb Farris , he was anxiously awaiting his first scholarship offer. A month has passed since our last update and things have changed for the better for the 6-4, 300-pound junior.
“I got my first two offers, from Marshall and then from ECU,” Farris said. “I also went to Miami, Florida, for a Football University camp. I played pretty well and was recommended for the Top Gun camp. The FBU takes the top 80 players from each class from its camps throughout the country and puts them in the Top Gun camp. I’m not sure if I made it yet, but I know they said they would nominate me.”
One day last month, Rockbridge head coach Jason White called Farris to tell him to call an assistant coach at Marshall. Farris did and subsequently learned that he would be receiving an offer from the Thundering Herd. ECU came in shortly thereafter.
“It felt great,” Farris said of getting his first offer. “I got the news while I we were on the road. All my emotions came out. I was all hyped. We pulled over and had a celebration in the car.”
Farris has been invited to the University of Virginia for a visit this Saturday. Might another offer be on the way?
“[Coach Wayne Lineburg] hasn’t said that they are going to offer. I have a good feeling, but they haven’t said anything,” Farris said. “I’m hoping they like what they see when I get up there this weekend. I’m hoping to get an offer. I have my own speculation, but they haven’t said one way or the other.”
Farris also updated his status with Virginia Tech, a program that has expressed interest.
“It is still the same with them right now,” Farris said. “They are doing offensive line reviews right now. Coach Hite told me to give him a call on Friday and he would let me know if anything had changed.”
Next Tuesday, Farris and his family plan to head to Massachusetts to visit both Boston College and Harvard. North Carolina is among the other programs expressing interested and the talented prospect recently visited Chapel Hill. Farris is making a number of spring visits...
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