T.J. Fehoko has proved to be a quarterback's worst nightmare through his junior year at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. The newest Colorado Buffalo recorded a Utah state record 34 sacks last season. TJ's ability to wreak havoc in the backfield caught the eye of school's across the country and offers began to pour in after his tape was released on HUDL.
Fehoko has double digit offers, including Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Utah, and Vanderbilt. After visiting Colorado for their Spring Game, there was no doubt where TJ and his family felt best.
"We had a long drive home from Boulder and me and my family all felt like CU was the best fit for me," Fehoko explained. "They are an up & coming team and Coach MacIntyre has some big plans. I really love Coach Mac and the rest of the coaching staff."
TJ is one of the most versatile athletes in the state of Utah, receiving offers to play four different positions ranging from running back to middle linebacker.
"Colorado likes me on the defensive line, which is where I feel best," Fehoko said. "I feel like that's where I'm best and can impact the game the most. We discussed playing either defensive end or defensive tackle."
TJ has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks since his freshman year, recording over 60 career sacks for Cottonwood. After setting the Utah sack record last year, TJ has his sights set higher.
"I know I can do better than last year," Fehoko claims. "I don't know what the national record is, but I am going to start researching that."
Fehoko's motor is off the charts, and he has the ability to make an offensive linemen look bad from the first snap to the last. Very few linemen fire off the ball like TJ, and those that do lack the power Fehoko possesses. The knock against TJ has always been lack of size, but TJ's quickness alleviates that very well. Fehoko believes his skill-set should lead him to early playing time at Colorado.
"I feel confident that I can have an impact as a freshman," Fehoko explained. "I fully expect to do damage early in my career for the Buffaloes. I can't wait to join the team next year and prove what I can do."
If Fehoko continues to put up prolific numbers he is sure to catch the eye of other programs, so should Colorado be worried?
"I can't imagine another school offering me more than Colorado does," Fehoko said. "If schools do come along and offer me, I will listen to them, but I really don't think I will be swayed. My commitment to Colorado is solid."
The Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood DE/OLB, T.J. Fehoko, has a handful of offers..…