Due to concerns with COVID-19, Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley has decided to opt out of the 2020 college football season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This marks the first high-profile ACC player to opt out of the 2020 season.
Farley could’ve entered the 2020 NFL Draft; however, the product of Maiden, NC elected to return to Blacksburg for his redshirt junior season. Farley was recruited to Virginia Tech as a wide receiver, but during his career he flipped sides of the field, where he emerged as one of the league’s top defenders and a serious NFL prospect.
Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley has opted out of the upcoming college season, per @AdamSchefter
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During the 2019 season, Farley recorded four interceptions (tied for second most in the conference) and was named first team All-ACC. While he’ll miss the 2020 season, Farley can use this time to stay safe — most importantly — and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Virginia Tech has removed Farley’s bio page for their athletics website.
When discussing his choice to opt out of the 2020 college football season, Va Texh CB Caleb Farley brought up his mother, Robin, who passed away in 2018 after a decade-long battle with breast cancer.
“I cannot afford to lose another parent or loved one.”pic.twitter.com/SN00jguoZc
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) July 29, 2020