LA Southwest DE Jesse Feagin

Los Angeles (Calif.) Southwest defensive end Jesse Feagin (6-2, 265) was on an official trip to Idaho this past weekend, just in time to get word that Dennis Erickson was leaving the Vandals for Arizona State.

"It was kind of weird because I really didn't get to talk to Erickson.  I spoke with him briefly than he was gone.  I really didn't get an offer put on the table," said Feagin.  "But I'll probably be talking to him since he did go to Arizona State and I want to go to a Pac-10 school.  I also have talked to Coach (Kelly) Skipper at Washington State.

Still, that doesn't eliminate the Vandals from getting Feagin.

"I just got back from a trip there and I spent time with the coaches and they like my film from what I've seen and from the one-on-ones.  Now I just need to hear about an offer," said Feagin.

Feagin also has been hearing from Washington, Baylor, Syracuse and is planning on taking a trip to Syracuse next month.

"I plan to go out to Syracuse after winter break.  They want me to go to New York to visit the campus," said Feagin.  "I would rather take a Pac-10 offer over Syracuse, but I'd go to Syracuse because it's a BCS school.  I want to stay in the Pac-10 where my family is and where I'm known instead of going to the east coast."

A 2005 graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan, Feagin had an offer from Oregon out of high school but missed qualifying by one point on the ACT.  That put him at Southwest, where he has been biding his time until this point, where he is looking to keep his career going.

"I have three years to play two and I can leave in the spring," said Feagin.  "I want to play right away, but if its best for me to redshirt, then I will.  But I'm looking to play right away."

After he takes his trips, he said he could possibly make a decision immediately after and sign on Signing Day.

"I'm going to discuss it with my mom and I'll do it when it needs to be done," said Feagin.  "If I like a school, I might throw a verbal but I might wait till Signing Day."

This fall for Southwest, Feaging had 60 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and returned an interception 35 yards.


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