Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Future Husker: Tanner Farmer

Future Husker: Tanner Farmer

  • Updated
  • 0
Tanner Farmer

Tanner Farmer

Future Husker: Tanner Farmer

High school

My school: Highland, Ill.

Positions: offensive tackle and defensive tackle.

This week: Highland has a 3-0 record going into Friday’s game against Jersey, and has outscored its opponents 150-28.

Other sports: Farmer was the Class 2A wrestling heavyweight state champion last year with a 39-0 record. He’s the first state wrestling champion from his school.

The best and the most Huskers news & opinion

Member benefits

  • • Texts from top columnists
  • • The most breaking news
  • • Husker History photo galleries
  • • Cutting-edge commentary

The college life

Projected position at NU: He is the ninth-ranked offensive guard prospect nationally and a four-star recruit according to

First contact with the Huskers: “(Offensive line coach John Garrision) and I had been talking over Facebook, and he wanted me to call him. The way I heard it, (Garrison) had been talking to another high school, and their coach referred me.”

My final schools: Nebraska and Missouri.

Date committed: June 11, 2013.

The moment I knew I wanted to be a Husker … : “I loved the place, and was pretty sure I wanted to pick it. At the summer camp, the coaching with Coach Garrison and (coach Barney Cotton), I liked the way they coached, so that pretty much sealed the deal for me.”

If I wrote my recruiting profile

Ht: 6-foot-4

Wt: 305 pounds

Mel Kiper would say: “I’ve been described as a road grader before. If somebody gets in my way, I don’t usually have too much problem with getting them out of the way. I can pass block, but I’m more of run blocker.”

Quick hits

Bench press: 450 pounds.

Favorite TV show: “Probably ‘Tanked.’ It’s a reality show about these two guys who live in Las Vegas that build huge fish tanks that are just out of this world. It’s on Animal Planet.”

— Brent C. Wagner


Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Husker volleyball/women's basketball reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News

Husker News