Under Armour All-America Game: Fehoko among defensive standouts at practice

Under Armour All-America Game: Fehoko among defensive standouts at practice

Under Armour All-America Game

Under Armour All-America Game: Fehoko among defensive standouts at practice

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Brieden Fehoko will be the third member of his family to play football for Texas Tech.

Brieden Fehoko will be the third member of his family to play football for Texas Tech.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Vili Fehoko, father of Farrington (Honolulu) defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko, couldn’t contain himself on the sideline after Breiden made a slick move to get past offensive linemen Toby Weathersby of Westfield (Houston).

“Whoooo! That’s my son!” Vili shouted during Tuesday’s practices for the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.

And for good reason. The younger Fehoko was one of the standouts on a rain-soaked day. The 6-3, 290-pound senior plans to enroll early next month at Texas Tech, where his two older brothers, Sam and V.J., played linebacker.

Breiden could have an influence on one of the recruiting decisions being made this week. His roommate is Tyron Johnson, a five-star wide receiver from Warren Easton (New Orleans). Johnson is scheduled to announce his college choice during the game and Texas Tech is among his three finalists, along with LSU and Oklahoma State. Johnson and Fehoko had made their official visits to Texas Tech at the same time in October.

Two of the other defensive line standouts included the massive Tim Settle of Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, Va.), who is 6-3 and 339 pounds and the equally huge Daron Payne of Shades Valley (Birmingham, Ala.), both of whom are uncommitted.

Settle has said he will announce his college choice from among Virginia Tech, Southern Cal and Louisville Friday at the Under Armour game in St. Petersburg. Payne, who can bench press 460 pounds (see below), is also among the six athletes expected to announce their college choice at the game. His schools include Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State.

 

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