Brice Farmer didn't know what was coming, and neither did the Nebraska coaches. 

But when Husker coach Scott Frost asked Myles Farmer, Brice's son, when he thought he was going to know where he wanted to play college football, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound defensive back prospect had his answer ready. 

"Right now," Myles said. 

"He just had a big smile on his face after I said that," Myles told the Journal Star on Sunday night after he and his family arrived home in Atlanta from a whirlwind tour that began just hours after a Friday night playoff game and ended with Farmer becoming the 21st member of Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class. 

Frost, secondary coach Travis Fisher and Farmer and his parents celebrated together and then walked out of Frost's office into the main football offices. 

"Coach Frost said, 'I'd like to introduce you to our newest Cornhusker,' and everyone went wild," Brice said. 

The Farmers arrived at Memorial Stadium just as the second quarter began and just as the snow came along with it. 

"When I was walking up the stairs in front of my son, a fan said, 'Your son's a recruit,'" Brice recalled. "I said, 'Yeah, that's right.'" 

The fan asked what position Myles played and Brice responded by saying his boy was a strong safety. 

The fan responded, "Thank you, Lord, we need safeties." 

"Three of their safeties are seniors, they're leaving, and that's just how much the fans are in tune with the football," Brice said. "It's a great atmosphere." 

"The fans, the coaches, the players, just the whole environment," Myles echoed. "I love the atmosphere. It started snowing and nobody left. It was a great experience.

"We see snow, but we don't see snow like that." 

Farmer appears to be just the kind of versatile, rangy athlete that secondary coach Travis Fisher likes working with.

Not surprisingly, the two hit it off. 

"He's a great guy to be around," said Farmer, who added he thought he'd begin his career at safety, though the coaches think he could also play corner, outside linebacker or even receiver. "Coach Fisher is about business. He's going to help me be a better football player. Help me perfect my craft and help me get better with my technique." 

NU has two other big defensive backs already committed in Quinton Newsome (6-2, 180) and Javin Wright (6-3 ,195) and has young players on the roster already like 2018 signee and freshman Braxton Clark (6-4, 200). 

Farmer's mom is a math teacher in Atlanta, and Myles' dad said that she was sold after touring the school's academic facilities. 

"I have to take my hat off to Coach Frost," Brice Farmer added. "He is just an unbelievable person. He's down to earth, humble and just respectful. Everything he does, he's trying to give back to the youth. Football player or not, he genuinely loves what he's doing and I just take that as a blessing."

Nebraska expects to take up to 30 scholarship players in 2019 and now has 21 verbally committed. Farmer was hosted by fellow Atlanta native Katerian Legrone and is the third Georgia prospect in the 2019 class, joining Quinton Newsome (Suwanee) and running back Ronald Thompkins (Grayson).

"It's going to be a big turnaround," said Myles Farmer, who will sign in December and graduate from high school in May. "All the players there are all in, bought in. It's going to be a great experience." 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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