Colleges around the country are keeping a close eye on Class of 2010 linebacker V.J. Fehoko. You name the school, they've probably been sending him letters or e-mails. To name a few: Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Michigan, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
"Alabama has been really high on me lately with Coach Saban," said Fehoko. "They've been inviting me to their games but I can't make those."
It was a successful season for Fehoko in which he improved from 11 sacks his sophomore year to 19½ sacks in his junior campaign. He also tallied a total of 86 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
"This is what I work for. There are no excuses when I get on the field. To me, I think this was my best season that I ever played in my football career. I was flying around the ball and executing my assignments while making plays. It's been pretty hectic. Individually, it's been pretty crazy."
Fehoko still considers Texas Tech as his favorite and he kept a close eye on the Red Raiders this year.
"I feel kind of discouraged that Texas Tech got robbed. I think they should've gone to a BCS game. I'm really high on them. Not only because my brother is playing for them but I feel like they beat Texas and they deserve a shot. I got love for Tech. I never doubted them this season. I actually thought they were going to go undefeated the whole way.
"I was really happy for them. It's really neat to see Texas Tech as a real big-time program, and having coach (Mike) Leach and coach (Brian) Mitchell writing me hand-written letters. The whole coaching staff for Tech wrote me a hand-written letter. Not only are they a top-notch program, but they're in a top-notch conference. I have a lot of love for Tech. that's how I feel about them."
Fehoko's mailbox is completely full every day and he's set to have a busy spring. The 2010 standout is considering junior days at Cal, UCLA, Texas Tech, BYU, Utah and Notre Dame. He also attends to attend several camps, including the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio this January.