Pitt gets 2024 4-Star WR DayDay Farmer Commitment

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The Pitt football program received a great Christmas present in the form of an elite recruit appointment.

2024 four-star wide receiver DayDay Farmer announced on Christmas Day that he is verbally committed to Pat Narduzzi and Pitt. Farmer (6ft, 170lbs) attends Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Florida.

Farmer is a four-star consensus recruit and ranked as one of the top recruits by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. Rivals rank Farmer #156 overall junior, while 247Sports ranks him #110. 247Sports also ranks Farmer the #23 wide receiver in the Class of 2024.

Courtesy DayDay Farmer

Before deciding on the Panthers, Farmer also received offers from programs including Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Miami, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, South Florida, Central Florida, Virginia and West Virginia. In the end, Farmer counts PSN that its final three were Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia.

Farmer received his offer from Tim Salem and Pitt on June 17, 2021, and has credited Tiquan Underwood with being his main contact since joining Pitt last season.

Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Farmer this morning and he mentioned his relationship with Underwood, along with the two visits he made to Pittsburgh in July and to the West Virginia game as reasons for being sold on an early commitment to Pitt.

“When I went to see them, they showed me all the wide receivers they had and how they managed to produce in all types of weather, including cold weather,” Farmer said. “I told my coach that the weather doesn’t matter where I go, as long as you play. Also, Coach Wood kept things real with me from day one. In the end, I wanted to secure a spot especially on the transfer portal because the portal is going crazy right now. I wanted to close my place with Pitt. I called and told Coach Underwood about my decision first and he was freaking out on the phone. It was so crazy.

“When I came to visit Pitt earlier this year, I was really taken aback. I thought Pittsburgh would be a lot colder than it was. It wasn’t that cold so I said I could play in that kind of weather. The other thing I remember was Pitt cheering. It was crowded and they made a lot of noise, and I told myself this could be the place for me.

Underwood recruited elite recruits from across the country and came close to landing five-star Hykeem Williams this year, but his hard work, coaching ability and people skills helped land his biggest recruit since joining Pitt.

“I’ve learned that if you don’t have a good relationship with a coach, they’re not a good fit for you and the school you want to attend,” Farmer said. “Coach Underwood, I have a very good relationship with him. He keeps it real with me and I keep it real with him.

If there’s one word to describe Farmer, it’s explosive, and he believes he’s a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.

“My explosion is elite, but my hands are very good, as is my course. It really is a combination of everything. If you play with me, I’ll run free, if you try to play with me, I’ll run for you. You can’t touch me. Either way, it’s a loss for the defense.”

Signing Day 2024 is a year away and Farmer expects other teams to come after him, but he tells PSN he’s ready for it. It doesn’t matter because he is convinced of Pitt.

“My decision was based on wanting to close a spot right now with Pitt and with everything going on with the transfer portal,” Farmer said. “I think my recruiting is going to get a lot crazier with offers. The teams will see my film and will probably offer it to me. It doesn’t matter to me, but I’m prepared for it to happen.”

Farmer becomes the second member of Pitt’s Class of 2024, joining fellow four-star defensive back Jahsear Whittington.