Class of 2018

Will Farniok

HometownSioux Falls, SD
High schoolWashington
Offer dateOct. 24, 2015
Official visitOct. 7, 2017
Commit dateApril 8, 2017

Will Farniok announced his commitment to Nebraska on April 8, 2017.

Farniok became the fourth member of the Huskers' 2018 recruiting class when he announced his commitment, and the first offensive lineman.

Farniok's commitment sent off celebratory tweets from the Husker coaching staff. Mike Riley tweeted, "The Huskers just got better! It's truly a brotherhood! Time to carry this momentum into the Spring Game."

At the time of his commitment, Will was a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite. Those same rankings peg him as the nation's No. 10 center, and Farniok will likely be an interior offensive lineman on the next level.

“He’s a finisher,” said Chad Statem, Will's high school coach, to The World-Herald. “Both Matt and him, when they put the helmet on, you just didn’t want to get in their way. But Will carries himself in a different way. Kind of a junkyard dog. He has the ability to get into people, and he enjoys it.”

Will Farniok is the younger brother of Matt Farniok, a member of the Huskers' 2016 signing class. The younger Farniok received his offer from Nebraska on Oct. 24, 2015. Matt's two finalists — Iowa and Nebraska — were also the first two schools to offer Will.

Will eventually chose the Huskers over offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Will Farniok made many visits to Nebraska during his recruiting process. Despite being a 2018 prospect, Will Farniok was in attendance for the Huskers' junior day in March 2016. He returned to campus several times over the next year, attending games to watch his brother suit up for the Huskers.

Will Farniok will be the fourth of his siblings to go on and play college football. One played at Oklahoma, another at Iowa State, and Matt Farniok began his career at Nebraska in 2016.

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon included Will Farniok on his early list of 25 prospects to watch for the Huskers' 2018 recruiting class.

Farniok posted a SPARQ score of 90.00 at The Opening Regional in Chicago in April 2017. That included a 5.28-second 40-yard dash, 4.70-second 20-yard shuttle, 43-foot kneeling powerball toss and 29.0-inch vertical jump.

Below is Will Farniok's tweet announcing his commitment to Nebraska:

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