Wes Farnsworth Stays Home

Bishop Manogue's Wes Farnsworth surprisingly turned down Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes and offers from Washington and Cal to verbally commit to the 2015 class of Nevada.

As strange as that may seem, the Reno native, like many of the 2014 class is on board with the family atmosphere and commitment to winning Brian Polian is preaching.

Farnsworth’s long-time long-snapping coach, Matt Wigley who runs long-snapping camps in Reno and Seattle supports his decision and understands why Farnsworth decided to commit the Wolf Pack.

“He likes the direction Polian is taking that program,” said Matt Wigley with One on One Snapping. “He likes the family vibes he is getting from there and obviously you can’t go wrong with staying right there at home.”

“He likes the family vibes he is getting from there and obviously you can’t go wrong with staying right there at home.”

A major selling point from Polian in convincing Farnsworth to commit was allowing him to play safety on defense. But how effective can the long snapper be on defense?

“I feel like I can really use my athleticism to make some plays playing safety out there,” said a confident Farnsworth. “I can help the team playing that position.”

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound long snapper who plans to major in Sports Medicine was an RGJ All-North Division I honoree as a baseball pitcher and is considered a five-star recruit at his position. He ranks in the top five in the country. These are only a few reasons why there is a lot of hype with this young man.

His athleticism is off the charts! He ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash at Ohio State's camp and has a 38.5-inch vertical jump.

“He’s a really high competitor and works really hard at what he does at all phases, whether that’s football or baseball, you name it,” Wigley said. “The pure work ethic he brings to the table is what separates him from the rest.”

Farnsworth grew up admiring Champ Bailey who is widely regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history. He plans to emulate Bailey’s leadership and swagger and bring it to Nevada.

“I just want to help the team in any way I can, whether it’s just long snapping or at safety and just do whatever they need me to do,” Farnsworth said. “I’m just looking forward to becoming part of the Wolf Pack family,” Farnsworth said.

He wants to win at any cost and is willing to do whatever it takes. A welcome site for the Wolf Pack faithful!

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