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Farniok talks summer camps, visits

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Offensive tackle Matt Farniok will continue a recent string of talent coming out of the state of South Dakota in the 2016 class. He recapped his busy summer before participating in the Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour this past weekend.
In June Farniok camped with Iowa State, Oklahoma, Missouri. His oldest brother plays for the Cyclones and they have already offered a scholarship.
"I like going there because my brother has been there for so long that I know the coaches so well and know the players," Farniok said. "It is always fun because they are kind of like my friends now."
Farniok has a second brother who plays for Oklahoma, but he does not yet hold an offer from the Sooners.
"I think they are a little bit interested," Farniok said. "Coach (Bill Bedenbaugh), I talked with him a little bit and he said I did a good job there."
Besides his camp visits, Farniok also attended a barbecue event at Nebraska, another school that has already offered a scholarship.
"I went down to Nebraska and it was nice because they showed you around their complexes and met a couple players," Farniok said. "They came and talked to you about what it is like there, which was nice because one of the guys was my former teammate, Nathan Gerry.
"It is a really sweet place and has a good football program. The players I met there seem pretty nice and chill. I talked with Nate about what it is like down there and he said it is a smaller college campus and everyone knows who the football players are."
Other offers have come in from Washington State, Iowa and Minnesota. His next planned visit will be to check out the Gophers.
"I am planning to go to Minnesota coming up soon," Farniok said. "I just want to look at the campus because I don't think I have ever been up there. They offered me late school year, so I'm just starting to (build a relationship)."
The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Farniok was the offensive line MVP at the Chicago Rivals Camp in May. He attends Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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