The Western Kentucky football program received a quartet of verbal commitments for the 2014 signing class Wednesday.
DeAndre Farris and Masai Whyte of Collins High School in Shelbyville pledged to play for the Hilltoppers in 2014, as did defensive linemen Ryan Duvall of Apollo High School in Owensboro and Derik Overstreet, who will play for the new Paducah Tilghman this season.
A 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete, Farris reportedly had an offer from Toledo. Farris rushed for 978 yards, (7.3 yards per carry) and scored 17 touchdowns. He also hauled in 62 passes for 994 yards and 16 TDs last year.
Whyte, a 6-1, 200-pound linebacker, led Collins High School with 173 tackles in 2012 and had an interception and two fumble recoveries.
On offense, he rushed for 327 yards and 10 touchdowns and also caught nine balls for 116 yards.
Duvall, brother of former WKU linebacker Ben Duvall, did not have any other reported offers. He recorded 127 tackles as a junior. Overstreet (6-1, 235) also did not have any other reported offers.
At Paducah Tilghman last season, Overstreet recorded 110 tackles.
Farris, Whyte, Overstreet and Duvall join wide receivers Nacarius Fant of Bowling Green High School and Jason Williams of Champagnat Catholic in Hialeah, Fla., as part of the 2014 class.