The preseason honors are continuing to come in for Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound junior from Hickory, N.C., had made the Jim Thorpe Award watch list as well as being named a preseason All-American on numerous websites and preseason publications.
On Tuesday, Farley received another honor as 247Sports ranked its top 50 players ahead of the 2020 season and Farley was on the list. Farley was ranked No. 16.
Here is what 247Sports had to say about Farley:
It took a few years after playing high school quarterback, but Farley quietly emerged as an elite cornerback as a redshirt sophomore last season. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound speedster (he clocked a 10.63 in the 100-meter dash in high school) finished the 2019 season with an ACC high 16 passes defended to go along with four interceptions. He also drew a 90.3 coverage grade from PFF College. Farley is only going to get better with more experience playing defensive back. Watch for him to be a popular name in NFL Draft circles heading into next spring.
This is quite the honor for Farley as it shows he has respect across all of college football. He was the No. 2 corner behind Derek Stingley of LSU. Stingley led the SEC in interceptions one year ago and was a consensus All-American.
Farley has come a long ways since coming to Virginia Tech as a projected wide receiver in 2017. Now one of the best defensive backs in college football, Farley looks like the next great Virginia Tech defensive back to go star in the NFL.