Nebraska football: Huskers staff locking in current commits

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The Nebraska football team’s new staff is working hard on keeping the commits it has, even as the class grows.

While Joshua Moore is going to be the receiver that got away from the new Nebraska football coaching staff, it looks like Will Farniok is locked in. A prized lineman in the 2018 class, Farniok has been keeping Husker fans apprised of his happenings on Twitter.

Among those happenings are two in-home visits in the last seven days by Cornhusker coaches. Last Monday, Farniok tweeted out a picture of him standing next to assistant Frank Verducci.

On Sunday, the lineman was at it again, this time with the man that will be his position coach at Nebraska. “Another great visit from the Nebraska staff, thanks Coach Austin! Can’t wait to get to Lincoln.” Farniok tweeted out, alongside a picture of himself and offensive line coach Greg Austin.

The attention being paid to the relatively small batch of holdovers from Mike Riley’s recruiting efforts underlines just how important this new staff views keeping them around. It was clear early on that recruiting was going to be a big deal when it came to reviewing the efforts of the new staff.

Sunday was an especially weird day when attempting to do that. News came in hot and heavy about players staying where they were, going elsewhere and two young men deciding they wanted to be Cornhuskers.

It’s possible that lost in all that hubbub, there are still seven players who decided they wanted to be Huskers and have stuck by that pledge. It certainly doesn’t appear as though Will Farniok is going to be changing his tune anytime soon.

Considering how much social media plays a part in recruiting these days, Nebraska football can use all the public positive feedback it can get.