"It was better than what I was expecting," added an excited Tony Fein. "A lot better actually. The facilities and stadium were nice, but the thing that impressed me the most is how involved the fans and students were. We went out Friday and everybody already knew who I was. That impressed me. You can tell the fans and students are really involved. That was really nice."
Tony had heard a lot about the beauty
of the Ole Miss campus before he came on the trip and everything he had heard was
"I loved it. It was small and quaint. I loved the old Southern
architect of the buildings. I was really impressed with Ole Miss' campus. It was
even nicer than I pictured it."
Fein was hosted by Brandon Jenkins.
was great. We got a long real well. We had a great time. He showed me where the
students hang out and showed me the ropes. I really like how close knit it is
in Oxford and how everybody gets along."
What new did Fein learn about
Ole Miss that maybe he did not know from before his trip?
football was big, but I did not know how important it was. I was expecting it
to be exciting, but I did not know it was going to be like that. Just the students
and fans were better than I was expecting."
Did Tony fit in with the
"I liked all of the coaches. I loved Coach Orgeron.
He is real personable and excited all of the time. He matches my personality,
so I could really see myself playing for someone like Coach O. And I also liked
their defensive coordinator, coach Thompson. He has a lot of energy too and loves
to blitz and attack the QB. My position coach, Corrao, he was a really nice guy
too. Overall, I could not ask for a better group of coaches."
had a heart to heart with Coach Orgeron before he left.
what he expects out of me and that the team really needed me. He told me to ask
him any questions about the concerns that I might have, so I voiced my concerns
and he cleared that up."
What were Fein's concerns?
were not really concerns. He just cleared up about the other players he has recruited
at my position. They were not concerns, just details."
Ole Miss now stand?
"Better than before the visit. I know that. I
enjoyed the visit. It is going to be a tough decision for me."
that Tony has visited his two finalist, Michigan State and OM, what were the differences?
only difference is that I visited MSU during game week. I got to see the environment
on game day at MSU, and I saw OM in its everyday life, but I liked it just as
Time frame for a decision?
"I will announce the
day before signing day."
What will be the main factors Tony decisions?
overall impression of how I felt on my visit. The facilities were nice at both
places, so that really is not a factor. I want to go home, take a few days to
get away from things and let the emotional aspect past by. Then I will just sit
down and see what feels best for me. The thing I am not going to do is make an
emotional decision. This is an important move for the next step in my life, and
I am not going to rush my decision."
'It was better than I was expecting'
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