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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
OG Farmer 'blown away' by Nebraska visit

By Jared Shanker

Tanner Farmer (Highland, Ill./Highland) was looking forward to his first visit to Nebraska, but he wasn't looking to make a decision.

That is how recruiting sometimes goes, though. Although Farmer, an offensive guard, was not planning to commit on his visit, he left Lincoln as the fourth member of the Cornhuskers' 2014 class.

“I was that blown away,” Farmer said a few minutes after leaving Nebraska's campus. “I had no idea [he would commit] before I came here.”

Farmer made it to Nebraska late Sunday night and spent Monday taking in the campus. He toured the facilities and met with the academic and student support staff. He talked with a few players before participating in the Huskers' camp Tuesday.

There is not one thing Farmer can pinpoint that spurred his decision. It was a combination of things.

“I can't put it on one event,” he said. “Everything was really great. The student support is fantastic. The stadium is great. Everything they have is ridiculous. I can't compare it to anything else.”

The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Farmer said the Huskers staff likes his size and his tenacity on the field. Asked what separates him from other offensive linemen, Farmer said it his passion for competition. Even though Nebraska offered a few weeks earlier, Farmer still competed at the Huskers' camp.

“They like how I play,” he said. “I'm always there to compete. Whenever I play, I'm serious.”