Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente confirmed to the media on Thursday freshman wide receiver Caleb Farley will miss the 2017 football season following a non-contact right knee injury.
The rumor of an injury spread Wednesday afternoon and was met head on with the following Farley tweet.
"Consider it pure joy, when you face trials of many kinds because you know this testing of your faith produces perseverance" James 1 — Caleb (@IamCalebFarley) August 2, 2017
Brad Cornelsen mentioned Farley on Monday among players to fill the holes at wideout left behind by Isaiah Ford and Bucky Hodges.
"Of course, Caleb Farley being here, an early grad this spring. He's a guy that can make plays that we're going to have to find a way to use him," Cornelsen said.
Fuente thought enough of Farley's importance this season to release a mid-June statement indicating the promising two-way prospect (WR/CB) would play wide receiver.
"Our staff feels that the best way Caleb can contribute to our success this season is playing wide receiver," Fuente said. "Caleb is a gifted athlete who is passionate about the game and who has worked diligently since he arrived on campus. While receiver is certainly area where we're not deep at currently, we reserve the right to adjust Caleb's role should circumstances change."