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.
NITTANY LION #WEARE
— KOA#⃣6⃣ (@KOAFARMER) January 26, 2014
“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.