"I was offered by Kentucky earlier today, and I spoke to Coach (Vince) Marrow after school," Ferns stated. "To get an SEC offer this quick is amazing, and I'm definitely thrilled with the Kentucky offer. People know it's the best conference in America, and to have an SEC offer is really big to me."
"I want to visit there this summer, to see everything they have to offer," he added. "They said they are very interested in me and they loved my film. They wanted to get that offer to me before spring, and I'm going to consider them highly. I'm going to start planning visits in the next few weeks for this summer."
Soon after hearing from Kentucky, Ferns received the same good news from West Virginia. Living less than hour from campus, the Mountaineer program is very familiar top Ferns.
"I've been going to games there since I was a kid, so the West Virginia offer is really big to me also," Ferns admitted. "I love the Big 12 Conference, and now I have offers from four major conferences. I spoke with them Monday night and they issued the offer."
"The defensive coaches were watching film on 2016 players, and they decided to offer after watching mine," he continued. "Natural gas is really big in our area now, and West Virginia has an engineering program that I'm very interested in. I also love the style of play, and the fan interest is crazy. I will also be going there at some point, probably for camp this summer."