Sioux Falls (S.D.) Washington offensive lineman Matt Farniok is one of the best junior recruits in the nation. The four-star recruit is rated the No. 14 offensive tackle and 139th in the nation. Nebraska has offered and was by the school this week.
"Yeah, the Nebraska staff came to see me," Farniok said. My coach knew about it early this week and told me that they were coming. I have been talking to both Coach Barney Cotton and Coach John Garrison."
Washington is traditionally one of the top high schools in the state of South Dakota. This is a bit of an off year, but Farniok says that his team has to start finishing their games a little stronger.
"Our season is going O.K. We are 2-4 and the games have been close. We just haven't finished. We just need to fight through this."
The 6-foot-5 and 280-pound offensive tackle has slipped down to Lincoln one time this season for a game. He got there a bit late, but said that the game and the environment that night was amazing.
"I did have a chance to make it to Nebraska for a game this season. We came down for the Miami game. We got there a little late. That was a crazy game."
Farniok spoke with a pair of 2015 commitments on his visit to Lincoln. He has also seen the pair of top offensive guards that Nebraska locked up for the class of 2016.
"It looks like it could be the start to a strong class. I spoke with Christian Gaylord and Michael Decker at the Miami game. They really like Nebraska and while they were talking up Nebraska they also know you have to go where you fit best."
Nebraska would certainly like to host the talented junior again this fall, but there are definitely other places to go. Both of Matt's older brothers are D-I players and there is a need to see them play as well.
"I am not quite sure about the rest of the fall," Farniok said. "We are going to try and catch some of my brothers' games. It's kind of a week by week thing."