Ray Feinga Names Top Two Favorites

The No. 1 offensive line recruit in Utah this year has two No. 2 college favorites – and the battle royale for his final No. 1 pick is between hometown rivals BYU and Utah.

Ray Feinga, the 6-5, 285-pound standout named Utah's Gatorade Player of the Year, has been on the Cougars recruiting radar for years and led Hunter High School to a 14-0 record this season. He was also named to Utah's All-State and regional 5A First Team MVP.

His high school coach, Wes Wilcken, described Feinga today as "a man amongst boys. There was never a time this season when someone was beating him."

A two-way starter on offensive and as a defensive lineman, BYU is recruiting Feinga for its offensive line.

Feinga confirmed to TotalBlueSports.com that he wants to stay in-state and play close to home. "Yeah, I want to stay close to home. BYU and Utah are my top schools."

He took his official recruiting trip to Utah several weeks ago and he admitted the program and its successful head coach, Urban Meyer, turned his head.

"I took my Utah trip about three weeks ago and it was good. I liked the coaches and the players. Utah is a good place. I like Coach Meyer a lot."

Utah, entering the recruiting mix late for Feinga, has gained considerable headway over schools that had initially recruited Feinga aggressively.

"I have Boise (State) this weekend and BYU next week on the 16th," said Feinga. "Oregon, I don't know. It depends on the BYU trip. I'll go to BYU and see if I want to go for sure."

Feinga has started 37 games for Hunter and joins former Utah high school defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as the only two Utah prep stars to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl featuring the nation's top senior players.

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