Linebacker Anthony Felder (6-3, 225, 4.6) from Seattle (Wash.) O’Dea is one of the best linebacker prospects in the Northwest and indeed the entire West Coast. Felder plays for one of the Northwest’s best programs in O’Dea and because of Felder, O’Dea was a springtime destination spot for many D-I colleges.
Felder has seen his stock skyrocket this past spring and now he has nine offers on the table from schools from coast-to-coast.
Felder has offers from Washington, Oregon, Arizona State, Ohio State, Penn State, LSU, Duke, Notre Dame and most recently from Oregon State.
Alabama and Miami are beginning to show recruiting interest in Felder. In all, there are over 30 colleges showing legitimate interest in Felder.
Felder is very open regarding college choice right now and is interested in schools that haven’t offered like USC, UCLA and others.
Felder had a great junior season that saw him rack up 146 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks. His performance saw him be selected league co-defensive player of the year and first-team all-league in 2003.
Felder is your typical sideline-to-sideline linebacker who never quits on a play. He is very active and seems to be in on every play. Felder has the size and speed that all D-I schools look for in a linebacker.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com O’Dea head coach Monte Kohler said this about his star linebacker.
“Anthony is big, strong and has a great nose for the football,” Kohler said. “He’s very physical and makes a ton of plays.”