Nebraska defensive backs coach Travis Fisher likes his group of incoming freshmen that are set to arrive over the next month. Earlier this spring, he didn’t want to put the cart before the horse but he did say that he hopes the group can come in and be impact players.
One of those players to be excited about is Atlanta playmaker Myles Farmer. Listed as 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Farmer’s size jumps out to you right away.
“I think those guys are really talented and they’re not skinny, bony guys,” Fisher said uring spring ball. “They do have to get stronger, but it’s not like those guys haven’t been in a weight room. Myles Farmer is already probably my biggest safety right now. Quinton Newsome is also a big one. Noa Pola-Gates is a little smaller than those guys, but he’s more explosive.”
Farmer was back in Lincoln for the spring game with the rest of the incoming defensive backs group. He was happy with the visit because he said that it felt even more welcoming and like his new home. He also said it was also great getting to see what the crowd was like again.
What made him choose Nebraska from an offer list that included Virginia Tech, Oregon and Ole Miss though?
“It was different from Atlanta,” Farmer told Hail Varsity. “It’s different from my home town. I wanted to go somewhere new and focus on school and football more.”
His new position coach has a reputation for coaching his players hard but getting the most out of them. Farmer describes his relationship with Fisher as a good one so far. The Georgia native feels he can relate to Fisher since they played the same position. He also feels Fisher knows what he’s talking about since he played in the NFL.
Once a player signs with a school, they get guidance on workouts and film study so they can hit the ground running as best as possible when they arrive on campus. This summer has been one filled with grinding so far for Farmer.
“I’ve been training a lot,” Farmer said. “I train three days a week. I still go up to the school and do a little bit of lifting. It’s just been a non-stop training process. I’m ready to get up to Lincoln and get to work.”
Before he can get to Lincoln on May 30 ahead of his June 1 check-in date, Farmer has to say goodbye to friends and family that he’s known for a long time. Even though he’s eager to get to Nebraska, that is never easy.
“We are going through that right now,” he said. “Everyone is trying to get their last moments in, plan stuff and spend more time with me. It’s kind of bittersweet.”
Once he arrives in Lincoln, he does have his roommates picked out. Newsome will be one and he is hoping Gates and Javin Wright will be too. The subject of where exactly Farmer will play was brought up a few times throughout the spring with Fisher and Farmer said they have definitely talked about it.
“We talked about when I was up there for the spring game,” he said. “They want me at safety but knowing Coach [Scott] Frost, who knows what we will get. I’ll play whatever they want me to play. I’m comfortable with safety, corner, nickel. I played all three in high school.”
As Farmer gets ready to start his college journey, he has some specific goals in mind.
“I just want to perfect my craft, get on the field as soon as possible and try to make the change to get back to some real Nebraska football of what it used to be,” he said.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.