Farniok stepped right into the spotlight as a junior for Washington
High School in Sioux Falls, earning first team all-state honors for
offensive line. He also helped lead the Warriors to a 12-0 record and
the Class 11-AAA state title. Looking back on his junior year, Farniok knows what he will remember most.
“I’ll remember the strong brotherhood that everyone on the team had with each other,” Farniok said. “I’ll also remember all the work everyone put in to finish the season undefeated.”
As for what helped him achieve his in his individual success as a junior, Farniok didn’t mince words.
“It all came down to hard work and determination,” Farniok said.
The 6-3 and 250 pound offensive lineman believes that his aggressive style of play is his greatest strength at this point. However, he is still working to improve his ability to read and analyze defensive sets.
Farniok is a rare case in college athletics. He is the fourth Farniok son that will play offensive line at the FBS level and his older brothers’ knowledge will serve as a valuable tool for the youngest Farniok’s development.
“Just having them around to ask questions and get their opinion or perspective on things has really helped me improve my game,” Farniok said.
Farniok, along with current Nebraska commit Cameron Jurgens, were two prospects that came onto Nebraska’s radar early. In fact, the Huskers offered Farniok midway through his sophomore season. That early connection, as well as trust with offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh, has the Huskers sitting in good position for the talented lineman.
“Nebraska is the main school for me right now because I really like what I’ve been seeing from them,” Farniok said. “Specifically I like the tradition, fan base and coaching staff.”
At the collegiate level, Farniok projects to either guard or center. While he doesn’t have a preference for which position he ultimately plays, he did say that Nebraska is recruiting him mainly as a center.
While the Huskers are currently his top team at this point, he is still keeping his options open. He currently has an unofficial visit scheduled to Iowa State on Feb. 25th but has yet to set up an visits elsewhere at this time.
Farniok has not set a date or time for when he will choose a school and he plans on taking his time to make the right decision. As one of 15 prospects that Nebraska has offered within the coveted “500 mile radius” for the 2018 class, Farniok adds to the Midwestern recruiting base Riley and his staff are working to establish.