Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA) offensive lineman Caleb Farris picked up a big-time offer last Tuesday, when Virginia Tech became the third Division 1A program to offer the 6-4, 300-pound junior. Farris, who also has offers from East Carolina and Marshall, learned of the news in interesting fashion.
“I was in [Rockbridge] Coach [Jason] White’s office and he told me my mom was on the way,” Farris recalled. “He said I needed to fill out some paperwork for the Clearinghouse. I was just waiting around. My mom was there and then my dad was there. Then, my girlfriend and her mom and her dad were there. I didn’t know what was going on and then Coach White put the phone on speaker and said, ‘Hey, Coach Beamer.’ I knew what was happening then. It was just crazy. It was real exciting.”
Farris grew up attending Virginia Tech home football games, so there is no question that the Tech offer is an important one. At this point, though, he still intends to check out all options and does not plan to commit any time soon.
“I think my plan is pretty much staying the same right now, but, like I said before, plans can change,” Farris said. “I came back from UVa on Saturday. I’m going to Boston College and Harvard this week. I’m going to Tech’s Spring Game on the 25th. I’m going to a Nike Football Camp in Charlottesville on May 3rd. By then, hopefully more offers will be in. I think at this point I still plan to make trips to senior days and such. That is still the plan right now.
“[The Virginia Tech offer] meant a lot. Every offer does, but I think it got my family riled up because they are all about Virginia Tech. Of course I was excited because I’ve been up to Tech so much, but it doesn’t speed up my process any. I’m definitely keeping my options open.”
Farris could receive a fourth offer early this week. Before Farris returned home from an unofficial visit to UVa last Saturday, Virginia primary recruiter Wayne Lineburg informed him that the staff would meet early this week to discuss his offer status. Farris may hear from the Cavaliers as early as today.
Of the Virginia visit, the talented lineman said, “It was cool. I went up there for a camp, so I had seen most of the campus before. The guy that took us around was a real nice guy. I’m going into Business and Sports Management and they had real nice academics facilities. Mostly, that trip was to go over and see what spring practice was like. I liked it up there. [Offensive line] Coach [Dave] Borbely was real...
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