Catching up with OL Caleb Farris

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Caleb Farris ‘ recruiting card

Caleb Farris ‘ senior season was a tough one, as the 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman battled a hamstring injury throughout while Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA) went winless on the year. Up next for the Virginia Tech recruit is a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the Offense/Defense All-America Bowl, something he is certainly excited about.

“It means the world to me. There will be a lot of competition,” Farris said of being selected for the event, which will also include fellow Virginia Tech recruits Jerome Lewis and Zack McCray. Farris was also selected for the Hawaii Prep Classic in early January, but he had already committed to the O-D game.

Feeling “pretty close to 100-percent,” Farris discussed the hamstring injury that hindered his senior season. He missed the first three games of the year but played the rest of the way.

“The whole year it was hurting,” he said. “I’d put ice on it at the end of each game. I had a hot pack on in between series to keep it loose. After we’d play on Friday, it was pretty sore to where I couldn’t practice until the following Wednesday. It was sore and hurting the whole season, but the last three games it got better. I was just babying it the whole year so I wouldn’t hurt it worse or injure something else.”

Farris did gain valuable experience playing the center position this year. He is projected as an interior lineman at Tech, but this season was his first playing the center position.

“I could definitely see myself playing it, but whatever gets me on the field is where I’ll play,” said Farris, who graded out at over 90-percent and had over 40 pancake blocks in seven games. “At first I was timid, but my dad played center in high school and he gave me some tips. I definitely started to like it. I was worried a little bit because, in my second game playing center, the first shotgun snap I had I threw right over the quarterback’s head. I felt horrible, but