Jeffery Farrar traveled nearly across the country for an unofficial visit to Virginia late last month and it paid off Wednesday for the Cavaliers.
The Upland, Calif., three-star prospect who could play wide receiver or defensive back announced his commitment to Virginia on ESPN over Cal, Arizona State and others.
"The process was pretty great," Farrar said. "It got hectic at times but it went pretty well over the period of the spring, the summer and after the season.
"Next year I'll be playing college football in Virginia."
The 6-foot, 194-pound recruit who transferred from Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany to Upland for his junior season seemed to love the Virginia coaching staff and that Charlottesville was unlike anything in the Pac-12.
Those were two big selling points in Farrar's decision-making process.
Farrar's relationship with Virginia coach Mike London had always been an important part in his recruitment and it paid off when the Upland standout finally made his decision.
"It was different," Farrar said of Virginia.
"It's away from home and it felt really family-oriented out there. I love coach London, he's a great guy, and I would love playing football for him at the next level."
Farrar plays on both sides at Upland and he'll have that option at Virginia as well. Rivals.com rates Farrar as the No. 60 receiver in the 2014 class and the No. 37 prospect in the California state rankings.