Soon-to-Be Husky Drafted by Oakland A's

It's always interesting to see which incoming freshman football players are drafted at the end of their senior years by a Major League Baseball team and this year Washington signee Travis Feeney, a DB/LB prospect from Pinole, Ca. was drafted in the 48th round by the Oakland A's. While he loves both sports, Feeney told that there's no doubt where his future lies...

"Football is my way," Feeney told Wednesday evening. "I love playing both sports and I'm going to see about possibly playing both when I get up there, but I know that football is my way and I'm not going to jeopardize that."

As a senior for Pinole, Feeney, a left fielder, batted .392, with three home runs and 16 stolen bases while being named All-League.

Turning to football, Feeney said that since the beginning of the year, he's been able to add nearly 15 pounds to his 6'3" frame and he credits the Husky workout regimen as well as his diet with his added size.

"I just weighed myself two days ago and I was 205," Feeney said. "At the beginning of the year I was 192, so I've put on some good weight and I'll show up there ready to go on July 6th for the start of the LEAP program."

Feeney said he regretted not being able to make it up to Montlake for any of Washington's spring practices, but did note that he was kept abreast of what was happening by the coaches.

"I talk to them pretty regularly," Feeney said. "Mainly I talk to coach (Jeff) Mills, coach (Nick Holt and coach (Mike) Cox. They just talked about how things were going and told me to make sure I'm studying and doing the things I need to do to be ready when I get up there."

Feeney will graduate on Friday, June 10th, and will leave for Seattle on July 5th to begin his Husky career.

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