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All North Division I honoree as a baseball pitcher (he could play baseball in college, too). He ran a 4.65 second 40 yard dash at Ohio State's camp and has a 38.5 inch vertical jump. Wigley described Farnsworth as an "athletic freak."
Amazingly, Farnsworth decided to leave it, rebuking a perennial top 10 program and a head coach with two national championships and five BCS games on his rsum. It was a great offer, of course, but Farnsworth wanted to see what else developed. On Sunday, Farnsworth committed to play for Nevada.
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Coincidentally, Polian was on Ohio State's campus visiting with the Buckeyes staff when Farnsworth was at the Ohio State camp. While Polian never crossed paths with Farnsworth, he'll get to benefit from Farnsworth's long snapping talent. The 6 foot 2, 215 pound high school senior to be is considered a five star recruit at his position, where he ranks in the top five in the country.
Abiel Taito, 6 0/190, LB/FS, Campbell High (Ewa Beach, Hawaii): The versatile defensive player had four interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his junior season in Hawaii.
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While Farnsworth would like to play safety or outside linebacker, long snapping is his forte after becoming serious about it in the past three four years. At the Rubio Long Snapping elite camp, held in Las Vegas in January, Farnsworth finished second in accuracy and first in fastest snap average (0.61 seconds from whistle to punter's hands) out of 270 competitors.
position. The opportunity that UNR put forth to play defense just helped me make my decision," he said.
There was one caveat: It was a take it or leave it offer. The decision had to be made that day.
"When I got the call and heard what had happened at Ohio State, I was a little shocked," Wigley said. "I knew he was good enough, but if I was in that position, I would have felt like I had to say 'yes' to Ohio State because it's a big time program and Urban Meyer made the offer. But he had other things he wanted to look at. I give all the credit to Wes for going with his heart and doing what's best for him."
The Reno native, one of the top high school long snappers in the country, turned down offers from Washington, Ohio State and Cal to verbally commit to the Wolf Pack.
"I took a bunch of visits to a lot of other schools, and honestly, the way I was treated and the way (coach Brian) Polian talked to me and how everybody treated my family was a lot better than anybody else," Farnsworth said. "I just like it here, and it's a great opportunity for me to stay home and play ball in front of my family."
A look at the four known verbal commitments reeled in by the Wolf Pack football team in its 2015 class.
"The biggest thing for Wes is his athleticism really opened up the door for him to get more offers," said Wigley, who has coached Farnsworth for two years. "There's a ton of kids who can snap the ball, but not a lot of snappers who can run and perform athletically like Wes. That's what really separates him."
Wigley said the Wolf Pack is getting a high level prospect in Farnsworth. Typically, Nevada would be unlikely to give a full ride scholarship to a long snapper, but they've made an exception for the local product who was drawing national attention.
Farnsworth is the fourth known verbal commitment in Nevada's 2015 class. He's the second local commitment, joining McQueen's Ricky Thomas Jr., a receiver/linebacker and the son of Wolf Pack cornerbacks coach Ricky Thomas Sr. Verbal commitments are not binding. Farnsworth can sign a letter of intent in February. Under NCAA rules, Polian is restricted from commenting on recruits until after signing day.
"He's going to get an opportunity to play a second position at Nevada," said Wigley, who runs long snapping camps in Reno and Seattle. "They like him at safety or outside linebacker. Wes feels comfortable being at home and he really likes the coaching staff at Nevada. He likes the direction they're heading in. He likes what Coach Polian is doing with the program."
Wes Farnsworth, 6 2/215, LS, Bishop Manogue High (Reno): One of the nation's best long snappers, Farnsworth had offers from Ohio State, Washington and Cal, but opted to stay home with Nevada.
surprised some, including his long time long snapping coach, Matt Wigley.
Ricky Thomas Jr., 6 2/210, WR/LB: McQueen High (Reno): The son of Wolf Pack cornerback coach Ricky Thomas Sr., the younger Thomas had 54 tackles with 11 sacks and an interception as a junior.
"I'm just looking forward to the chance to be a part of my hometown city's football team, get a great education and be a part of the Wolf Pack family," Farnsworth said.
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"He's really perfected his snaps," Wigley said. "He put in a lot of work and fine tuned his technique and is really consistent with phenomenal speed. His snapping ability coupled with his athleticism is unreal. It's something I've never seen before and that's the reason he's in the position he is now as one one of the best snappers in the country."
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Bishop Manogue's Wes Farnsworth was at a football camp at Ohio State in June when Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer walked up to the rising senior and offered him a scholarship.
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