Huskies impress Fehoko

One of the top prospects in the west this year is Farrington (Honolulu) LB V.J. Fehoko and while he's got offers from schools across the country, the Washington Huskies hold a special place in his heart. Why? Read on to find out more...

Fehoko comes from great bloodlines. Both of his older brothers have played or are currently playing D-1 football -- Whitley played for San Diego State while Sam-Earl is going through spring practices at Texas Tech.

While both of his older siblings were outstanding prospects coming out of high school, V.J. is likely to end up being the best of the trio.

He's already hauled in offers from schools across the country, with full rides on the table from Notre Dame, Colorado, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, BYU and Washington among others and the Huskies have secured a spot near the top of Fehoko's list.

"When I was a kid growing up, my dad is a big fan of football and when we would watch football it was always the Huskies," Fehoko said. "They played hard and they were tough teams. They were always at the top of the Pac 10 and with the new staff they have in there, I have all the confidence that they are a program that will be back really quick.

"I think they have a lot of talent on that team and in that school and they should be able to surprise some teams this fall."

Washington defensive line coach Johnny Nansen and head coach Steve Sarkisian have been the coaches recruiting Fehoko for the Huskies and he said his relationship with both is what sets them apart.

"Coach Nansen and coach Sark and I go way back," Fehoko said. "I've known them both for a while and they are both great coaches and guys I could definitely play for.

"They get the most out of their guys and I know they would push me and they would make me into the best player I can be. I could really see myself playing for them up there at Washington."

Fehoko is currently in Lubbock, Texas visiting his older brother and taking in Tech's spring practices as well as their junior day and spring game this weekend.

"I'm here visiting my brother right now," Fehoko said. "Texas Tech has offered me too, so I'm meeting with the coaches and checking things out and I'll be going to their spring game this weekend."

Fehoko also mentioned that he plans to take some unofficial visits early this summer and will likely hit the California schools and Washington as well.

"I'm definitely going to check out UCLA, USC and Stanford," Fehoko said. "I'll probably check out Cal while I'm there too.

"Then I'll probably stop in Seattle because I have family up there and I can stop by Washington to meet with the coaches and get a real close look at U-Dub while I'm there."

Being LDS, Fehoko said he's still not sure whether he will take his mission right away, but he said all the schools recruiting him have told him they are supportive of any decision he makes on that front.

We'll have more from Fehoko in the coming weeks and months and update things as they change, but it's safe to say the Huskies hold a very strong place near the top of the talented defensive prospect's list.

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