Farmer getting ready

After seeing a slimmed down wrestler version of Tanner Farmer at the Under Armour All-American game, the senior has put his football weight back on and is getting ready for his college career in Lincoln.

With his high school wrestling career in the rearview mirror, Nebraska 2014 offensive line signee Tanner Farmer is getting his body ready for football at the next level.

The senior talked with Big Red Report on Sunday just a day after visiting Lincoln for the Huskers' Red-White game.

"I think they did really good. I can't wait to get up there and start this summer, to get to know everybody," said Farmer. "I'm excited to get to know the playbook and get out there playing. I think we are going to have a great team this coming year. The team has really bonded well together and should start clicking on all cylinders soon.

"I'm weighing about 310-pounds. Right now I'm focusing on lifting and doing some track stuff. I'm actually going to come in a little lighter. Probably lose about 15 pounds or so."

Famer finished 35-0 en route to his second straight Illinois Class 2A heavyweight title on the mat this winter. Intermatwrestle.com ranked Farmer the nation's No. 6 overall heavyweight at season's end.

"I know I'm going to miss it still. It's hard leaving it," said Farmer. "It really hasn't gotten any easier, I still want to go wrestle, but I'm glad I have something like football that I can keep on going.

"Right now I'm working on speed training and my strength. The speed training is the biggest focus."

Farmer has made several appearances to Lincoln, but didn't make his first until the Huskers' summer camp last year. Saturday was his first Red-White contest.

"I'm still in awe of the Husker fans. To see that many fans at a spring game is crazy," said the senior. "I'm glad I went. I got a chance to talk with Nick Gates. It was my first time meeting him; I have only talked to him on Twitter before.

"I talked to a few uncommitted guys there and told them what I loved about Nebraska and what it was for me that made me want to go there."

Farmer is set to hit campus in early June. Big Red Report will catch up with the soon to be freshman once more before he arrives.

Tanner Farmer (Scout.com)


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