Rockford High School (RHS) baseball is pleased to announce that junior Drew Farmer has officially committed to play baseball at Western Michigan University (WMU). Farmer was recruited as an outfielder. WMU, coached by Bill Gernon, made Farmer the first player to be part of the 2012 recruiting class. According to michiganbaseballprospects.org, Farmer is just the third high school junior in the state to make a verbal commitment to a Division I program.
Farmer, the speedy lefty, is regarded as one of the fastest baseball players in the state of Michigan. He has been clocked at running a 60-yard dash in 6.65. Farmer, the leadoff batter, also hits with extra base power and plays strong defense in the outfield for the Rams.
As impressive as he is on the baseball field, Farmer is even more impressive in the classroom. He currently carries a 3.95 grade-point average.
In the summer, Farmer plays travel baseball for Rockford Team Ram. Team Ram is coached by RHS varsity baseball Assistant Coach Steve Fusee.
Farmer is the son of Steve and Kathy Farmer of Rockford.