By Sunday, Farniok had spent
time with his brother and enjoyed another trip to Lincoln, Nebraska.
However, that’s not the last time the Huskers will see Farniok this
spring. He spoke with Hail Varsity about making his decision, his next planned visits to Lincoln and more.
Q: When you visit now, do you come to check in on the program or to see your brother?
WF: Since I’ve been there so many times, I know how the program works and I always talk to Matt about it. Right now, it’s just good seeing my brother and hanging out with him. It’s nice.
Q: Being the youngest of four brothers (Tom played at Iowa State from 2010 to 2014, Derek finished his career at Oklahoma in 2015 and Matt is currently a redshirt freshman at Nebraska) to go through the recruiting process, is there any pressure to choose one of the programs your brothers went to?
WF: We always just talk about it and wherever feels best, honestly. None of us brothers will make us lean one way or the other. It’s kind of where you want to go is where you will go. It’s always nice because they’re always there to talk to about what school seems good. They’ll talk to you about programs and give a lot of advice.
Q: What advice do they give you?
WF: Don’t let the recruitment get into your head. It goes off of what you want to do. Don’t let it get to your head and don’t get too hotheaded.
Q: What did you take away from Nebraska’s Saturday practice?
WF: I’d say everyone is looking really good. I’d say the main takeaway was that everyone is putting in work, so it’s good.
Q: What has Matt said about Nebraska so far this spring?
WF: He loves it. He loves it a lot. He has nothing but good things to say.
Q: What goals do you have for yourself heading into your senior year?
WF: I want to make sure I’m doing as much as I can to improve and definitely going back to the state championship again with my team. That’s one of the big things. Winning another state championship with all of my guys, then hopefully having a good collegiate career… Those would be the main things.
Q: What was it like winning the state championship?
WF: It was awesome. It’s always fun celebrating with all of your guys. That’s one of the big things that you work for all season and then being able to win the championship is awesome. Everyone does it together so it’s fun.
Q: Do you have a plan for when you’ll commit?
WF: As of right now, I’m not sure when I’ll commit. I don’t really know. It could be soon, it could be later. I’m just kind of relaxing right now and taking it day-by-day.
Q: How will you know which program is right for you?
WF: It’s one of those things when you know, you know.
Q: Do you have plans to visit Nebraska again soon?
WF: I’ll actually be back on April 8 and then also for the spring game. It’ll be fun.
Q: What does Matt think about your visits?
WF: He likes it a lot. We always like seeing each other, all of us brothers. We’re so spread out now so when we get to, we really enjoy spending time together.
Q: If you don’t end up at Nebraska, do your parents know how they’ll split the time between you and Matt?
WF: When Tom and Derek played, they’d split up who would go to which game and they would plan that all out. My mom would go one way and my step dad would go the other. They planned out before the season which games they wanted to go to, which games are the big ones that Tom or Derek wanted them to go to and mapped it all out.
Q: Are you compared at all to any of your brothers?
WF: Most people compare me and Tom, and then Matt and Derek. I’ll probably be most like Tom, but we kind of all have the same aggressiveness. We all work on our technique together so we do that. We all work on the same stuff.
Q: Any favorite foods?
WF: Chicken, steak and hot wings, but I think my main two are chicken and steak.
Q: With Tom, Derek and Matt out of the house, the grocery bill has to be significantly less for your family.
WF: The food bill has gone down quite a bit not having us all eating there.
Q: What do you want Nebraska fans to know about you?
WF: I’d do whatever I need to do for the team to make Nebraska the best team. I’d do whatever the coaches need or whatever they need to build a great program.
Q: Last but not least, what do you think about Cavanaugh?
WF: He’s awesome. He’s a fun guy. I like talking to him and hanging with him. He’s always fun to be with.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.