On Sunday, 3-star (HV Rating 85.5) defensive back Myles Farmer became the 21st known commitment in Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class. Farmer is the third defensive back to join the class alongside Quinton Newsome and Javin Wright.
Here are five thoughts on the commitment.
Rangy and Versatile DBs
One thing that defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says on a consistent basis is that he wants long athletes that can run on his defense. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds Farmer definitely fits the bill. When you pair him with Javin Wright (6-3, 180) and Braxton Clark (6-4, 200) you have the makings of a very athletic and versatile secondary.
Nebraska continues to do work in the state of Georgia and specifically in the Atlanta area. A lot of credit should go to tight ends coach Sean Beckton and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher for the way they have recruited that area. Farmer now gives the Huskers four commits from Georgia in this class. There is a strong chance that the Huskers aren’t done picking up players from the Peach State this cycle.
Someone Getting Squeezed from DB Class?
With Farmer joining the class, Nebraska now sits at three defensive back commits for the 2019 class. It will be hard to envision them taking more than five. Tavion Mayo, Jamel Starks and Noa Pola-Gates have all taken official visits to Lincoln already. Josh Sanguinetti, and JUCO DBs Markquese Bell and Tony Williams are also likely to visit. Nebraska still has a lot of quality options on the board at defensive back for just a couple of spots.
It’s never a bad idea to start building a pipeline into good high school programs. Westlake High School in Atlanta produces a lot of division one talent on a yearly basis. Beyond that, they play against very good competition. That should help Farmer adjust quickly to college ball.
One thing that really jumps out on film about Farmer besides his size is that he is not afraid to come down and make a hit. That type of player at safety makes a world of difference in this defense as we saw in the Michigan State game with the way Antonio Reed played. Farmer also has a frame that may allow him to add weight and be a real force as an in-the-box safety or even outside linebacker.