Farris Commits to Virginia Tech

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Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA) offensive lineman Caleb Farris earned an official scholarship offer from Virginia Tech in early April. Three weeks later, he has accepted the offer, becoming the third player to commit to Tech’s 2010 recruiting class. The 6-4, 300-pound junior, currently in Blacksburg for Tech’s Spring Game, realized a dream when he committed to the Hokies this morning around 10:30.

“It is a big weight off my shoulders,” Farris said of making a commitment to Virginia Tech. “I’ve been wanting to come here since I was about seven years old. It is a dream come true almost, to be able to go to a place my family loves and that is so close. It’s just a great opportunity to get a full ride and play ball. I feel blessed to tell the truth.

“This is the best fit for myself. This and who you marry are two biggest decisions in life, so I’m excited.”

The Rockbridge star described making the commitment to Coach Beamer.

“It was great,” Farris said. “I was just ready to do it. I’m ready to have some fun now. This is where I’ve wanted to go for a long time. I went to Coach Beamer’s office, talked for a little bit and then got down to business. He asked if we had talked about the decision and I said we’ve been talking about it the minute we got off the phone with him when he offered. Coach Beamer jumped up and gave me a hug. Coach Hite said I made his day.”

This afternoon, Farris will enter Lane Stadium as part of Virginia Tech’s program. This is something he certainly looks forward to doing.

“It’s going to be crazy,” Farris said. “It’ll be surreal. It’ll be a dream come true to me. Me and my mom drove up this morning and parked beside the Merryman Center. We went and looked at Lane Stadium and my mom said, ‘You’ll be playing here.’ We were kind of emotional then and still are now. It’s a great day. I’m ready to go to work. I know Mark Shuman committed. Maybe we’ll get a few more today.”

Farris grew up a Virginia Tech fan, attending Tech camps and home football games. He had