2017 Signing Class Spotlight: Caleb Farley, Athlete

Caleb Farley’s game breaking speed gives him the chance to step in and contribute to the Hokies’ offense from day one.

Caleb Farley didn’t take long to decide to where he wanted to play college ball. Farley committed in April 2016 and never looked back. He started to get interest from other schools near the end of the recruiting period, but never wavered in his commitment to become a Hokie. He has recently enrolled in Blacksburg and is ready to get to work.

Caleb Farley is from  Maiden High School in Maiden, North Carolina. He played quarterback for the Maiden Blue Devils, but was recruited as an athlete with a 3-star rating from 247sports. He will play wide receiver for the Hokies, but has the versatility to play just about anywhere. Had Farley dragged his recruitment out a bit longer, and played against more stiff competition, he could have easily ended up as a 4-star recruit.

The measurables all check out with Farley. He is 6’3″ and weighs in at 180 lbs. His 4.37 40-yard dash time seemed too good to be true, until I turned on the tape. To see Farley running at top speed is impressive, but the acceleration he puts on display is nothing short of amazing.

Unfortunately all of the tape available on Farley is of him playing QB, so there isn’t much to be said for his ability to catch the ball. His natural athleticism, however, gives me a strong hunch he will be just fine. We will find out together as the offseason moves along.

If Farley is able to come in and contribute right away, our passing game could ascend into the stratosphere. Farley has the one-cut-and-go ability to take a pass, make one man miss, and go to the house. Defenses must respect this, so the sky is the limit for what our underneath guys, namely Cam Phillips, can do.

Of all of the Hokie recruits I have studied up on thus far, Caleb Farley just might be my favorite. I see what he is capable of and envision him doing it to ACC defenses. If this coaching staff can make this position change go along smoothly, there is no reason why Farley won’t be a stud in Blacksburg.