While in Minneapolis, the 6-3, 205-pound physical linebacker got to take in a lot of things during his time there, but the possibility of landing a job after college was the highlight of his trip.
"I did get to see a lot," said Ferns. "I didn't know much about Minnesota at first, so the best thing overall on the visit was probably the connection between the Twin Cities is cool. It has so much to offer after college like work and you don't have to go far to go get a job. Academics is definitely big for me."
He also got the opportunity to talk to new linebackers coach Mike Sherels and got some encouraging comments from the coach.
"Coach Sherels was telling me how I still have things to work on, but I'm only a sophomore," said Ferns. "He said that I do a lot of things right and that I have a bright future."
After this visit to Minnesota, where would the young phenom rank this trip overall from 1-10 with 10 being the best.
"I would rank the visit a 9 out of 10 because it has good academics, it is really a nice place and I like the coaches a lot," said Ferns. "Coach Sherels really cares about his players. The only thing that makes them not a 10 is probably the distance from home."