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Will Farniok talks decision to commit to Nebraska

South Dakota prep Will Farniok talked about his decision to commit to Nebraska.

When you know – you know.

On Saturday, after having an offer for more than a year, Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Washington offensive lineman Will Farniok committed to Nebraska.

Will is the youngest of four brothers – all have played football at the Division 1 level. The group includes Matt Farniok, a former high school All-American Nebraska landed in the 2016 class. He is currently a redshirt freshman. Tom played college football at Iowa State. Derek graduated two years ago after playing at Oklahoma.

“Even though his brother played there, it was very much an individual decision,” said Christine Farniok, Will’s mother.”He had plenty of other schools looking at him and recruiting him. He has spent time looking at everyone and talking with others, but in his heart he always felt like Nebraska was where he wanted to go to…Will fell in love with the whole system, but it was just a bonus Matt was there. “

Christine went on to say her boys never were interested in playing the game just to take visits.

“I wanted to show loyalty to Nebraska. I didn’t feel it was right to have all of these other schools put the time and effort into you, when you truly know you aren’t going to go there,” said Will. “I felt like it was wrong. I felt it was right to announce I was going to be a Nebraska Cornhusker. I wanted to be loyal. I felt like it felt right. The coaches, the players, everyone was a family I felt. Everyone really gets along. 

“It is a huge weight lift get off my shoulders.”

What was the coaches’ reaction? 

“They got excited,” said Farniok. “They yelled with joy and jumped into the air. It was awesome to see them like that.”

Will had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Virginia.

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