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The first day of the early signing period for the 2019 class is in the books and Nebraska football came away with 23 signees. Among those were some much-heralded prospects such as Jimmy Fritzsche. Fritzsche chose the Huskers on Wednesday after a rather pitched battle between NU and the Clemson Tigers. The battle for Myles Farmer wasn't nearly as exciting, but the Huskers' coaching staff is certainly excited about his signing.

Farmer committed to the Huskers, on his official visit to Lincoln in November, picking the Cornhuskers over 18 other schools that had given him scholarship offers. Once he announced he was headed to Lincoln, there wasn't any known wavering in the defensive back's conviction.

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Myles Farmer largely overlooked

While Nebraska football fans were caught up in the "will he or won't he" drama of recruits like Fritzsche and Ty Robinson, they could be excused if they even forgot Farmer was a member of the 2019 recruiting class. The Atlanta, Georgia prospect is "just" a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports and he's rated as the 57th best safety and 69th best player in the state of Georgia for this class.

Despite having those 19 offers, Myles Farmer wasn't someone that was standing out as a "must get," for fans.

Scott Frost and the rest of the coaching staff see things a bit differently. During his post-signing day press conference, Frost said he believes the defensive back is the one player that has been underrated by recruiting services and fans who follow recruiting. One of the reasons the Nebraska football coach was so fired up is because he sees a number of positions Farmer could line up at come gameday.

"We're going to start him at safety. ... If Zach (Duval) gets a hold of him too long I think we'll be able to move him down and play him at field OLB a little bit." Frost told the assembled media.

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Those comments have reminded some Husker fans of players like Terrell Farley. The defensive great was brought into Lincoln at the safety position but played quite a bit of linebacker over the course of his career.

Nebraska football not done recruiting defensive backs

The versatility of Myles Farmer is one of the reasons the Cornhusker coaches have made it clear they aren't done going after defensive players, especially in the secondary. One player the Huskers are waiting for especially is 4-star DB Noa Pola-Gates.

He's not the only one. Tavian Mayo is also still getting the attention of the Nebraska football team as he tries to decide between West Virginia and the Huskers.