Penn State flips Cal commit

New coach James Franklin and his staff held their first big official visit weekend at Penn State, and the event has already proven successful.

Athlete Koa Farmer (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame) is one of the bigger targets on campus and tweeted Saturday that he has flipped his commitment from California to Penn State.

“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,” he tweeted. “I am blessed to announce that I will be ending the recruiting process and attend PENN STATE UNIVERSITY where 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.”

The three-star athlete had been committed to Cal for over a year and will now likely play safety or linebacker at Penn State. At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, there is some versatility to his game that will allow the coaching staff to move him around within the defense.

There are still a few other uncommitted visitors on campus, including cornerback Amani Oruwariye (Tampa, Fla./Gaither), who could still end up a part of this class.

With Farmer on board the Nittany Lions now have 22 commitments for 2014, including three ESPN 300 prospects and six four-stars.