Fiegler having strong senior campaign

Alcoa High School quarterback Joei Fiegler has the defending Tennessee 2A state champs of a year ago in position for another title run in 2005.

As a junior, Alcoa High School quarterback Joei Fiegler tossed for 1,389 yards, including 17 touchdowns, while helping his team win the Tennessee Class 2A State Championship. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound lefty has continued his impressive play through five games into his senior campaign and is about to surpass his totals of a year ago.

"We're having another good season so far," Fiegler said on Wednesday. "Right now we are 4-1 and have a big region game against Rockwood this weekend. I have just over 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, with just 4 interceptions."

Fiegler is hoping that his strong start results in a few scholarship offers finally coming his way.

"Louisville, NC State, Southern Miss and Indiana all asked to see the film from my first four games," he said. "I sent it out about a week ago and I feel pretty good about it because I've been playing pretty good."

He recently made unofficial visit to NC State when they hosted and lost to rival North Carolina - Louisville's opponent this weekend - on September 24.

"It was awesome," he said of the visit. "I was able to go into the locker room before the game and treated me real well before and after the game."

It was his second trip to Raleigh, equaling the number of times to he has made unofficial visits with Louisville - for now.

"My dad and I were trying to figure out which game to come up for, we're definitely going to make it up there for one," he explained.

While the Cardinals, along with NC State and Southern Miss continue to lead for his future commitment, others such as Alabama and Mississippi State have started to express interest.

NOTE: Fielger also commented on junior receiver Kyrus Lanxter, who received his first scholarship offer - from Louisville - in early September.

"He's really coming along and developing into a great [receiver]," he said. "All of [the receivers] are playing great, but you can really see how much he is improving."

COMMENT: No one can argue against the numbers that Joei Fiegler has posted and after watching him throw earlier this year, I am a bit surprised by the lack of scholarship offers. Especially when considering the fact that he plays for a high school program where winning is expected. Alcoa frequently defeats similar programs at higher levels, both in and out of state. I'm still of the opinion that if the Louisville coaches offer, that they will be very tough to beat.


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