When someone gets a scholie offer from National Champion LSU you can bet there will be more to follow. Well that is what happened for northwest standout linebacker Anthony Felder (6-3, 225, 4.55) from Seattle (Wash.) O’Dea.
Shortly after LSU tendered an offer to linebacker the hometown Washington Huskies thought they better get in the act.
The Huskies during their heyday rarely let players of Felder’s caliber stray too far from home.
Under the Dawgfather, Don James, UDub dominated in-state recruiting. Current Husky head coach Keith Gilbertson was on those Husky staffs and he knows what works.
“We just wanted to let you know that the U of W has made a written offer to Anthony for a full athletic scholarship this Friday,” Kirby Felder, Anthony’s Dad said. “Before this Friday their were rumors that the UW had made an offer but that was not the case. “We wanted to set the record straight and as of Friday it became official.
“We're all very excited about it because many of his friends and family would love to see him play at home,” Felder said. “Ultimately, it will be his decision where he goes but I know the U of W is a serious consideration for him and contrary to some of what I have heard it is one of his top choices.”
Well this is good news for Husky fans as Felder racked up 146 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks as a junior. His performance saw him be selected league co-defensive player of the year and first-team all-league in 2003.
Felder is also an outstanding fullback who rushed for 450 yards and scored five touchdowns.
Besides LSU and Washington, Felder is getting a lot of recruiting love from Notre Dame and Florida State.
“Notre Dame has sent me nothing but handwritten letters,” Felder said. “Florida State has also sent handwritten letters.”
The Michigan Wolverines and Felder are exchanging emails. Oregon, Cal, UCLA, Ohio State, and Nebraska have all been sending correspondence.
The scouting report on Felder is he is the type of player who never takes a play off and shows up on every down. He has outstanding character and is very coachable. Felder is very smart and picks up things with ease.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com O’Dea head coach Monte Kohler said, “Anthony is big, strong and has a great nose for the football. He’s very physical and makes a ton of plays.”
Look for many more offers for this talented linebacker from the Evergreen State.