DayDay Farmer committed to Pitt way back on Christmas Day, but his recruiting process is far from over.
Farmer — a 6-foot, 165-pound four-star wide receiver from Melbourne Central Catholic in Melbourne, Florida — made his first official visit to West Virginia over the weekend, and it — admittedly — went well.
“The visit was real good,” Farmer told PSN. “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.”
— Ric’Darious Farmer 4⭐️WR (@Dayday_F7) June 11, 2023
Farmer has built a relationship with newly named WVU offensive coordinator Chad Scott and new WVU wide receivers coach Bilal Marshall, being told that he could fill a Tavon Austin-like role in the offense, and his official visit to Morgantown went well.
“The best part to me was when we went bowling because that showed me how the coaches are there more than football, they can really relate to their players,” Farmer said.
“They kind of checked out all the boxes. Everything went real good.”
Farmer said that while he wouldn’t have considered West Virginia before his visit, he would now. And that’s just part of the recruiting process. He’s still committed to Pitt. And when it comes to his official visit, he just wants to see the things he hasn’t seen.
“Just a lot of different stuff because I’ve been there five times, just want to see a lot of different things,” Farmer said. “… I just hope to see how the coaches act outside of football, see how they really are with the players.”
But when it comes to Pitt, and especially Farmer’s relationship with Tiquan Underwood, he’s secure in the bond — especially considering it’s Underwood.
“Me and Pitt? Real locked in,” Farmer said. “Me and coach Underwood? Real locked in, real cool. More than a football type of person.”
247Sports rates him as the 365th-ranked recruit in the class (53rd-ranked wide receiver and 56th-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 330th-ranked recruit in the class (56th-ranked wide receiver and 49th-ranked recruit from Florida).
Rivals rates him as the 32nd-ranked wide receiver and the 45th-ranked recruit from Florida — holding a 5.8 Rivals Rating.
Aside from Farmer’s visit to WVU, he said he will begin an official visit to UCF this week, and he will be finishing off his official visit schedule with a trip to Pittsburgh from June 22-24. It’s not a bad thing to close out an official visit schedule either. And while Farmer is still committed to Pitt, it’s clear the coaching staff still needs to continue its pursuit.
“Just see who is really telling the truth, like you can just tell with the coaches, just see who’s really real and who’s not,” Farmer said.
“Me and Pitt’s still locked in. Right now it’s not me making new decisions but anything can happen.”
I still think Pitt is in good shape, especially with a last official visit window, to secure Farmer. After a couple of other official visits, WVU and UCF, Farmer will be able to see Pitt’s pitch last, which will be a major boon.
As of now, Farmer is Pitt’s only wide receiver commit, which is kind of surprising considering Pitt’s 21 commitments, but there will be a number of wide receivers visiting Pittsburgh over of the next official visit window.