Brighton High School in Utah was well represented on the Stanford campus this weekend. 2016 wide receiver Simi Fehoko was around on Saturday afternoon. He joined his teammate Sione Heimuli-Lund, a 2017 target, and many other potential recruits for Junior Day at Stanford.
For the 4-star by Scout recruit it was his second trip to The Farm while it was a first Bay Area visit for Heimuli-Lund. Both participated in "The Opening," a Nike football recruiting camp on Sunday.
Because it was Fehoko's second time, he did not come for the entire day. He joined the crew in the afternoon after his late arriving plane made it. He toured the stadium with his teammate and enjoyed the environment.
"The coaches are cool," Fehoko said. "I only really ate lunch and talked my senior schedule for next year. So basically we just figured it out, me and Coach Anderson. It was cool."
For Heimuli-Lund there was much more to absorb. "It was my first time in Palo Alto. I loved it. I fell in love with the place. It was beautiful. It was great to meet Coach Lance Taylor finally in person and start a relationship with him. It was a great experience."
A 4-star running back and linebacker now, Stanford is recruiting Heimuli-Lund as a power back.
"They showed us the facility. We talked with academic advisors. They showed us around the place. What Stanford football is all about."
Heimuli-Lund and his family were thrilled when they received an offer from Stanford last month as we discussed at the time.
With two years of recruiting ahead, Heimuli-Lund is not in any hurry to talk commitments.
"I think we're done visiting schools (for now). I think we're going to go to camps this summer at home and focus on the season."
As for when he might make a decision: "I think I'm looking after my junior season, that's when I'll start breaking everything down and that is when I'll make my decision."
As for the items he will look for in making his decisions: "Great academics. Something that will help me in the long run. A program where I'll fit in most and where I'll play right when I get there."
The decisions ahead are much more immediate for Fehoko. He has already narrowed down his top five to Stanford, Utah, BYU, Michigan and Washington. It seems a decision may be on the way sooner than later.
"Next is just getting ready for the season. Just focus up on the season and preparing. Sometime soon (I'll decide). I'm hoping sometime soon. I don't have a set date but hopefully sometime soon."
The priorities that Fehoko are looking at certainly fit with what Stanford has to offer.
"Academics is the number one priority of mine. Just being set so when football does end that we have a backup plan to fall on. Basically setting myself up for the rest of my life."
Fehoko is thinking about a computer science major at this point.
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