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2015 Husker profile: Tanner Farmer

A look at redshirt freshman guard Tanner Farmer, a former high school All-American trying to crack the Huskers two-deep this fall.

Tanner Farmer

Position: Guard

Height / Weight: 6-foot-4 / 310-pounds

High school: Highland high school (IL)

Year: Redshirt freshman

2014 review:

Tanner Farmer redshirted in his first year at Nebraska.

2015 review:

When looking at the interior offensive line, Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has quite a few spots to figure out. The hard part in projecting who might win the battle is we don’t know for sure who will be in the race. It seems like this spring; Cavanaugh hinted a few players might be moving around up front.

Senior Chongo Kondolo appears ready to take over a starting spot, but a group of players including Farmer, @Jerald Foster, Dylan Utter, and Zach Hannon all will be fighting for a spot in the two-deep. In addition, maybe a guy like senior Givens Price moves inside if offensive tackle doesn’t work out.

BRR projection: While Farmer had flashes this past spring, we didn’t notice him as much as Foster or offensive tackle Nick Gates – both fellow redshirt freshman.

Farmer’s name actually didn’t get mentioned a lot last year, after Foster made noise early in camp. But, the Illinois product is way too talented based off what we saw at Under Armour practices more than a year ago.

Landing a spot in the two-deep is not out of the question. Next year is the year he will need to be ready to step up and take a starting spot.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Farmer committed to Nebraska over the summer heading into his senior year, picking the Huskers over schools like Missouri, Illinois, and Minnesota after blowing up at "The Opening." If he would have let his recruitment go longer, it's likely he would have received a dozen more offers.

An Under Armour All-American, Farmer impressed Big Red Report in Orlando, more than holding his own against quite a few four-star defensive linemen. 

Farmer was an All-State wrestler, winning the Class 2A state title two times.

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