UW Commit Takes in Cal-UO Game

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West S Nathan Fellner is the highest rated prospect still committed to Washington after the resignation of Husky head coach Tyrone Willingham. Cal still has not received a verbal commit from a safety, and Fellner is one of the top safeties in the West. Unsure of the UW situation, Fellner is keeping his options open, which included taking in a recent game in Berkeley…

Nathan Fellner (6-0, 200) is a two-way threat. Under a new coaching staff at Clovis West, the offensive scheme has changed and Fellner has been limited offensively as a running back. Nevertheless, his production from the safety position, where he plays both strong and free, has improved. Currently, he leads the Golden Eagles in tackles.

Fellner committed to Washington back in August. Last week, Husky head coach Tyrone Willingham resigned, and the new coaching staff will likely not retain UW secondary coach J.D. Williams.

"I'm still a Husky," said Fellner. "But I was committed to Coach Willingham and J.D. I want to take some visits. I'm going to visit Washington in December after the season to make sure everything fits. Washington State has talked about setting up an official."

Fellner says Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, and UCLA have been in contact. He has interest in those six schools, but he has not received any offers from them. Moreover, offers from Stanford, San Diego State, and Washington State are still on the table. Nebraska is another school that has actively recruited him, but he has not responded to their game invites. Last week, California made a last minute call to invite Fellner to attend the Cal-Oregon game this past Saturday.

"Berkeley was good," said Fellner. "I didn't get to meet with the coaches but I stayed with my cousin Beau [Sweeney] in his dorm. I got to meet some of the players. We hung out with Mychal Kendricks and few others."

"I don't know how interested Cal is. I've talked to Coach [Pete] Alamar, they want film. They're recruiting me as a safety; they want to see more film before doing anything else."

Fellner says he is keeping his options open just in case. He has not received much confidence in terms of communication from the UW athletic department since Willingham stepped down as head coach. He says he is fully committed to being a Husky as long as it is still the best place for him.

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