Farris Stays Close To Tech Program

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Five months remain until he officially enrolls at Virginia Tech, but Caleb Farris continues to stay busy in preparation for his arrival. In addition to a rigorous workout schedule, the former Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA) offensive lineman will be around the Virginia Tech program on a consistent basis.

“I plan to be up there two to three times a week,” Farris said, referring to Virginia Tech. “I know I can be at meetings and attend most practices. I want to be up there as much as I can, so when come in January it’ll be an easy transition and not a huge jump.”

Farris signed with Virginia Tech in February of 2010 and had the option to enroll this summer, but he chose the delayed enrollment path for several reasons. Getting an early start on his education was a big factor and, this fall, Farris will take three courses at a community college. In July, he enjoyed a taste of what Virginia Tech will be like on the student side of things.

“I went to orientation and it was great,” Farris said. “I got to go to all of the stuff. I met cool people. I got phone numbers, e-mails and everything. For me, meeting people is important. Me and Zack McCray and other guys on the team are so close, but it’s important to meet other people as well. Orientation was about meeting people and getting a feel for the campus. One of the reasons I wanted to come to Virginia Tech was for the family atmosphere. You saw that at orientation, which was nice. So many people were there and it felt like everybody liked each other. It was awesome. Everybody was so nice.”

Farris has been highly active on the workout front, especially after he received a workout book from Virginia Tech in February. In addition to the workouts he does at home, he works with a personal trainer in Roanoke each week.

“Since the end of my senior season last fall to the [Offense-Defense] All-American game in January, I was kind of keeping everything general. Then in February I got my workout book and started doing the intermediate workouts from Tech,”