One of the top defensive line prospects in the entire West region is Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington rush end Sam Fehoko. The talented pass rusher is now up to 11 scholarship offers and very close to landing offer No. 12.
Fehoko, 6-2, 220 pounds had a big junior season a year ago totaling 77 tackles and 12 sacks. We first became aware of Fehoko last year when older brother Whitley, now a San Diego State freshman, told us numerous times to watch out for his younger brother who was already better than he was.
The younger Fehoko is definitely living up to that this season. In three games, the rush end has 35 tackles and eight sacks already.
"I'm seeing a lot of double and triple teams too," Fehoko said. "That's fine though because it opens things up for my teammates and they have more room to make plays."
On the recruiting front, Fehoko said he has offers from San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahomaa, Utah, BYU, Houston, Hawaii, Weber State and TCU.
"All of those schools have called me this month, "Fehoko said. "San Diego State is recruiting me the hardest right now for sure. They call all the time and I really like the coaches there a lot. Whitley likes it there too and it would be great to play with him again in college.
"The only visit I've set up so far is to Arizona on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24). I want to take all five for sure but the rest will all be after the season. We have a bye the weekend I'm visiting Arizona and that's why I'm taking that visit during the seasn. Along with Arizona, I know I want to visit Oklahoma and SDSU. Those are my top three right now. TCU is another school I want to visit and the last one will probably go to UNLV but if Cal offers, I want to visit there.
"I just talked to Coach Delgado at Cal this week and he told me they're going to offer me over the weekend. If they do, I for sure want to check them out. Right now, I'm just looking for a school where I'll have a chance to come in and play early, where I'll be able to compete for championships and where I'm comfortable with the coaching staff and players on the team."
Academically, Fehoko is carrying a 3.9 GPA and scored a 1260 on the SAT.