LSU is heavily in the mix for former Texas Tech defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko, who after taking an official visit to LSU this weekend, the Tigers put on the best show so far on his visits.
"Man I loved it!," Fehoko told Scout. "This was by far hands down my best visit. It was a well rounded knowledgeable trip!"
Fehoko named LSU his top school after the visit in large part because of the detail that coaches like Ed Orgeron, Dave Aranda and Pete Jenkins paid to the visit.
"LSU is definitely at the top not because of how big the school is, but because of how critical and attention detail all the coaches were," Fehoko said. "It was precise and straight to the point, no recruiting spiels."
The 6-3, 305-pound former five-star defensive tackle from Hawaii was hosted by LSU offensive lineman Maea Teuhema and toured academic facilities, having 1-on-1 meetings and eating well too, he told Scout.
Orgeron and Jenkins made Fehoko feel like a priority and that LSU puts a big emphasis on developing defensive lineman as well. http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1767671-lsu-adds-...?
"I like the fact that there's so much focus and emphasis on defensive lineman," Fehoko said. "There's a big need and many schools may want me, but they made a emphasis to say after this year they need me. There is a need for that other end spot."
Orgeron and Jenkins make a good team developing defensive lineman, something that Fehoko took note of as well.
"I love the fact that coach Pete is a legend and I would get the opportunity to blossom under him every day," Fehoko said. "Coach O is a defensive line coach by trade too."
Aranda's defense can showcase a former five-star defensive lineman well, Fehoko said.
“And I like how versatile he (Aranda) explained his defense was,” Fehoko said. “It allows guys like myself to become valuable and add versatility.”
The former Red Raider has visited Auburn, which left him "speechless," and Louisville as well. With four SEC schools in the mix, three in the SEC West, Fehoko said that's appealing to him.
"I like the style of play in the SEC,” he told Inside The Auburn Tigers. “I feel like football is lived and breathed down here. The SEC West, in general, does a good job of competition in football and how much approach they take to their D-line and the guys up front. That really stuck out to me. I figured I wanted to put myself in the best place possible for a few years from now in the draft."
Fehoko isn't sure if he will still visit Ole Miss on April 7, but said he'll probably just get to Georgia on April 14. He plans to make a decision following his Georgia visit sometime in mid-April.
"I don't know if I have time for a fifth visit honestly," Fehoko said. "I'll be really busy this month with school and stuff."
In two seasons at Texas Tech, Fehoko started 25 games, compiled 38 tackles, two and a half sacks and seven and a half tackles for losses playing in the Big 12.