Ferby commits to Western Kentucky

Ferby commits to Western Kentucky

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound RB/LB was a top overall target for Western Kentucky in the Class of 2013.

College football fans may have another acronym to label Western Kentucky with besides WKU.

RB (Runningback) U.

First there was Bobby Rainey, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Then Antonio Andrews, a 2013 Sports Illustrated first team All-American.

The next great Topper runningback could be Ensworth star D'Andre Ferby, who verbally committed to the Toppers on Sunday afternoon via Twitter.

"I talked to Coach (Mike) Cassity about two days ago, he was just real big on me," Ferby said. "Talking about how Coach (Bobby) Petrino's real big on me.

"Obviously I'm going to have to work, but he was talking about I have a chance to start all four years there. I can't wait to get up there and play for Coach Petrino."

A 6-foot-1, 220-pound runningback/linebacker prospect, the senior had been a priority recruiting target for WKU since before the 2013 summer.

Their persistence in his recruitment paid off on Sunday, when Ferby committed to WKU over offers from Wake Forest, Toledo, Memphis and many others.

He rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Kentucky powerhouse Louisville Trinity in his season opener.

Now that he's committed to WKU, Ferby hopes to continue where Rainey and Andrews leftoff.

"I'm hoping I can be that next guy," he said. "I'm gonna have to get in there and work.

"Those guys have already worked hard their careers and been successful, I just want to come in and do my best and be as good as they are. I had been watching Rainey already, then one game they mentioned he went to WKU, and I hadn't even known that."

Ferby will take his official visit to WKU on the Jan. 25 weekend.

According to Scout.com's team rankings, the Toppers currently have the highest rated recruiting class in both the Sun Belt and Conference USA.

WKU officially transitions from the Sun Belt to Conference USA this summer, and will begin competing in their new conference in the fall.

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