With National Signing Day just over a week away, new Penn State head football coach James Franklin continues to work on completing the 2014 recruiting class. The class got an upgrade when 4-star defensive player Koa Farmer, a native of California, verbally committed to the Nittany Lions on Saturday. He had previously been committed to the University of California, but received a visit from new Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop last week.
Farmer took an official visit to Penn State on Saturday and posted his decision on Instagram, complete with a picture of him and Franklin.
The journey is done! First I want to thank California-Berkeley for the great and outstanding opportunity. It has been a long and powerful journey! I am blessed to announce that I will be ending the recruiting process and attend PENN STATE UNIVERSITY were I will become DR. FARMER and fulfill my dream of becoming a P.H.D in Pathology! We Penn State are on the rise. We are going to win the Rose Bowl. We are going to win a national championship. All I can say now is #WEARE #PENNSTATE
He also took to Twitter to make his school choice known.
NITTANY LION #WEARE
— KOA#⃣6⃣ (@KOAFARMER) January 26, 2014
Penn State gets a great recruit in Farmer, as he could play both safety and linebacker, two positions the Nittany Lions need to build depth at. He’s currently listed at six-foot-two, 207 pounds. Farmer had previously been recruited by Franklin at Vanderbilt.
Farmer makes the 17th commitment for the Nittany Lions in the 2014 class. Continue to check with VBR for the latest Penn State news as National Signing Day draws near on February 5th.
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