It's been said that North Dakota State College of Science offensive lineman Jacob Fahrenkrug eats, sleeps and drinks football.
Fahrenkrug (6-4, 320), a pre-season junior college All-American guard who is a mid-term graduate, took an official visit to Arkansas this past weekend and agrees with that assessment.
"I just love football," Fahrenkrug said. "If it was up to me I would be playing football, watching a football game or watching tape of a football game and learning how to get better. I just want to devour as much football knowledge as I can and then go out there and use it to my advantage. I want to be learning all the time."
Fahrenkrug (pronounced FAIR-un-kroog), who is a Minnesota native and a four-star prospect according to Scout.com, was on hand to see the Razorbacks rout UTEP 58-21.
"I really like what Arkansas offers," Fahrenkrug said. " They have great facilities, are in the best conference, I really like the coaches and players and there is a lot of fan excitement. It's all just really nice and the type of thing I am looking for."
Arkansas has had one former NDSCS alum of the in their program before in safety John West, who was an All-American strong safety at the school located in Wahpeton.
The Razorbacks are losing four senior offensive linemen – including three starters - and would love to add Fahrenkrug at midterm.
"I know there is a chance for me to come in here and play because they are losing some guys," Fahrenkrug said. "It's very appealing to me. When you are coming from junior college, you have to make the right decision because you only have two years left to play and you want to maximize your opportunities and make sure you are playing for a great program and one that can continue your development."
That would be under former Nevada and current Arkansas offensive line coach Chris Klenakis, who has tutored several offensive linemen who have ended up in the pro ranks.
"I really like Coach Klenakis and think he really knows what he is doing," Fahrenkrug said. "You can see that by how well the (Arkansas) offensive line is playing right now."
Fahrenkrug has a total of 14 offers and decided at the end of the summer that it would be Arkansas, Arizona, Florida State and Auburn making up his final four.
USC, UCLA, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State all offered scholarships as well.
"I have been to Arizona and enjoyed that," Fahrenkrug said. "I am going to go to Florida State on the weekend of the 26th and then I am also planning to visit Auburn at some point."
NDSCS finished this season with a 4-5 mark.
"I would have liked to have had a better season, but things just didn't go right for us," Fahrenkrug said.
The following is Scout.com national analyst Scott Kennedy's evaluation of Fahrenkrug.
"An interior line prospect, Fahrenkrug is a very good athlete for a big man," Kennedy notes. " He has no trouble exploding out of his stance and getting on the linebackers or making a pull block. He is a compact guard that sinks his hips well and plays with good leverage to keep from getting pushed back by bigger defensive linemen. Fights with his hands well and doesn't need a help from a double team in pass pro."
Fahrenkrug just knows he tries to go all out on every play.
"I think I am a pretty good athlete and have really good feet for someone my size and I think it is important that I play hard every play to maximize the effect I can have in a game," Fahrenkrug said. "I'm just wanting to be the best for my team that I can be."
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