A dream will finally become reality on January 14, the day Caleb Farris moves into his dorm room at Virginia Tech. Farris, an offensive line prospect out of Lexington, Virginia, is just a month away from the beginning of his Virginia Tech career.
“I really can’t put it into words,” Farris said of enrolling at Virginia Tech next month. He’ll begin classes on January 18. “I can’t put it into words. There are just feelings. I’ve used the word surreal before. As a kid, I always wanted to go to Tech and play football. My mom and dad took me there when I was growing up. In little league, I had a Tech jersey. I was ready to go back then. The next chapter of my life is about to begin. It really is a blessing.”
The 6-4, 295-pound prospect pledged to head coach Frank Beamer in April of his junior year at Rockbridge County High School. He signed with Tech in February of 2010, knowing he would not enroll until 11 months later.
This fall, Farris took classes at a community college. He spent a lot of time in the weight room, training at the EDGE workout facility in Roanoke as well.
“It really has been a blur,” Farris said. “Back in February, when I signed, the next day I woke up and felt good, but it almost seemed like it was too far away. Working hard like I’ve done, taking classes, staying busy, it has all helped to pass the time.”
Farris plans to do whatever he can from the time he enrolls to the time spring practice starts to catch up with other members of the 2010 class. He doesn’t plan on being behind when spring football arrives.
“It’s going to be an adjustment,” Farris said of the transition to college football. He’ll likely play guard or center initially. “The intensity, quickness and strength are different. The guys are definitely a lot bigger than the guys I’m used to hitting. It’s going to be a challenge, but the people from my class that are there already have a hop on me in getting used...
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