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The next great Topper runningback could be Ensworth star D'Andre Ferby, who verbally committed to the Toppers on Sunday afternoon via Twitter.
Officially committed to Western Kentucky University every since I was playing back at UNA my dream was… http://t.co/QsrBcWy8no— D'Andre Laron Ferby™ (@DFerby_10) December 29, 2013
"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.
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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