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Source: 2024 4-Star WR ‘DayDay’ Farmer Considering Flip to WVU Again



West Virginia Football WR recruit Ric’Darious Farmer

Even though the WVU football staff is obviously heavily focusing on transfers, there’s also an emphasis on fine-tuning the 2024 class of high school recruits as National Signing Day approaches. WV Sports Now has now learned that part of the fine-tuning means making one last run at a top rated player currently committed to another Big 12 program.

A source close to the situation tells WVSN that four-star wide receiver Ric’Darious ‘DayDay’ Farmer could be taking another trip to Morgantown to visit WVU one last time before making his final decision. He was in town last weekend and has even had some recent communication with West Virginia.

WVU commit Obinna Onwuka lends support to what the source says by posting a screenshot of his recent video chat with Farmer while asking fans to help convince the wide receiver to join him as a headliner in West Virginia’s upcoming class.

Farmer would be a difference maker for an offense in search of more playmakers and offer a significant boost to West Virginia’s overall class. He’s rated among the 50 best players in Florida by multiple major recruiting outlets

The Mountaineers recruited Farmer throughout the spring and summer, at the time trying to steal him away from rival Pitt. He then flipped his commitment to UCF on August first. The NIL opportunities with WVU are a major factor in Farmer contemplating becoming a Mountaineer once again.

Farmer acquired offers from schools all over the country throughout the past year. While it may seem odd for a payer to switch from a school within his state to one a plane ride away, especially when they play in the same conference, the Mountaineers have put a major emphasis on recruiting Florida players and are trying to build a pipeline with WVU wide receiver coach Bilal Marshall’s deep connections in the area.

Below is what Farmer told WVSN about WVU back in June.

“At first, before I even went to West Virginia, I really didn’t think of West Virginia, how it looked. So when I got there, it was in the city, the facilities were good, the coaches and players are real cool and real tight and their bond is real tight,” said Farmer.

“They kind of checked out all the boxes. Everything went real good,” he added.

Click here for more of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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