'Awesome' Offer for Fehoko

Having felt a personal connection with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen, Honolulu junior defensive end Breiden Fehoko was excited to get an offer from Wisconsin at the All-Poly camp.

With plenty of talented BCS caliber players in attendance, one of the most popular summer camps on the West Coast is the Utah All-Poly camp. Under the new regime of Gary Andersen at Wisconsin, the Badgers have not held back from recruiting anyone from anywhere.

Multiple Badgers coaches took in the camp and saw an athlete that shined throughout the whole day in Honolulu Farrington junior defensive end Breiden Fehoko. The highly-touted youngster accomplished what he wanted to do and more when he got a Wisconsin offer.

"It was awesome," Fehoko told Badger Nation. "I got to talk it up with most of the Wisconsin staff and it was a really good experience for me. Meeting Coach Andersen and talking with him, not to mention him telling me that I was getting offer, just made it a great day.

"I got there on the first day of the All-Poly camp and Coach Andersen came up to me, said how I could fit in their program and what he wants to see in his program. I could tell after talking to Coach Andersen that he is a really good guy. Everything he said to me, I feel like he really meant it and when he finally told me that I go that offer, it meant a lot coming from him. I know Wisconsin came off a great season last year and I feel Coach Andersen will only make it that much better. I feel like everything he does will benefit Wisconsin in the future."

The 6-2, 270-pound physical interior also got to talk to defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, but knows him better than most.

"He says Wisconsin in the next few years will be a powerhouse," said Fehoko. "With the new coaching staff that is there and all the new recruits they are bringing in, they will just be getting stronger. This program will only rise."

Breiden will be the fourth member of his family to play division one football. His oldest brother Whitley signed with San Diego State in 2006, followed by Sam-Earl, who played for Texas Tech and V.J., who currently plays for Utah, but scouts product that the young Breiden could be the best of the group.

While Wisconsin has that extra connection, will that give them a leg up in the race for big Hawaiian?

"It kind of gives a comfort and it is also good to know I got family coaching at Wisconsin," said Fehoko, who doesn't plan to serve his mission after completing high school. "It is an honor to have an offer from Wisconsin looking forward to making it out there one day. I have heard a lot about the Wisconsin fans and how the stadium is crazy, so I'm looking forward to being recruited by them."

It is still early for Fehoko in his recruitment, but he already holds scholarships from California, Clemson, Colorado, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Utah, Utah State and Washington State. He is also drawing interest from USC, who he camped with in June.

With it being so early, he doesn't have any favorites and has put his recruitment on the backburner.

"I will be working on my game by watching film, running, dieting and everything you can possibly do," Fehoko said. "I play with a lot of speed for a big guy. My brothers have really pounded it in my head that the game is all about speed now along with power. With speed comes power and you have to ignite both when the time comes, but I also play with a lot physicality."


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