Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington defensive lineman Sam Fehoko took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to San Diego State. After canceling previous trips to Arizona and Hawaii, the standout rush end was excited to get his trips under way.
Fehoko, 6-1, 215 pounds is one of the elite pass rushers in the West region this year. He was recently named the Gatorade State Player of the Year after racking up 23 sacks this past season.
"I loved my visit, there wasn't a single negative thing about it," Fehoko said. "I had been to San Diego once before but I had a chance to see a lot more of the campus and city this time. I got out there on Friday, rested a little from the flight and then we all went out to dinner.
"My brother Whitley was my host and a lot of us went out that night. San Diego is a very good city, it reminds me a lot of Hawaii in terms of the night life. Saturday I took a tour of the campus and saw most of the football facilities. We weren't able to go in to the locker rooms because TCU was in there for their Bowl game but I loved the weight room, it's huge.
"San Diego State has a beautiful campus and I had a chance to talk a lot with Coach Long. He talked to me about where the program is at right now, where it's going and how I would fit in to their future plans. It meant a lot to me that Coach Long would take the time to talk with me, it showed me he really wants me there. I also enjoyed talking with the strength coach. He talked to me about what kind of program they would put me on and things like that, it was all really informative for me.
"We went out again Saturday night and Sunday, I spent some more time with the coaches, specifically Coach Clements, the DL coach. We watched film together and he was showing me the defense and talking about the defensive ends there. He would break down every play and showed me what his guys were doing well and what they were doing wrong and then how to correct that. He's a real good coach and I know I would learn a lot from him if I went there.
"Like I said, it was a great trip overall, I loved everything about it. I never thought about committing because it's still early and this was my first visit. I just talked to Arizona State last night and they really want to get me out there for a visit. I'm already visiting Hawaii (Jan. 12) and the next two weekends, I'm planning to visit Oklahoma and ASU but just need to finalize the dates. I should be ready to decide sometime in late January."