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Fehoko Is Learning From One Of The Best
Simi Fehoko had a great sophomore season, but remained unrecruited until emerging as one of the most impressive athletes at the Pylon 7 on 7 tournament in Las Vegas this March. Shortly after Fehoko's breakout performance, Clemson and Utah extended offers to the 2016 athlete and BYU offered a few months after. "This spring was definitely pretty crazy for me," Fehoko explained. "I didn't really expect to pull in any offers, that thought wasn't really on my mind. When Clemson and Utah offered me, it was kind of surreal. Now that the initial shock has warn off, it's back to business. I certainly have a lot of things I need to do before I am college ready. I need to get faster and stronger. I have been working on my agility. But I'd say eating right and putting on good size is important. At my last weigh in, I was 6-4 180 pounds. It's a work in progress, but I am definitely a lot stronger than I was last year." Fehoko is high on his early offers. Both in-state schools, were two schools he followed closely growing up. But, Fehoko has his eye on a few Pac-12 programs that would be difference makers if they were to extend offers. "I recently took an unofficial visit to Stanford," Fehoko said. "That was a really fun experience. The campus was great and so were the coaches. I spent some time with Coach Pritchard (Tavita), and he was a really great guy. I think his approach to the game is great, and he really coaches well. Coach Anderson (Lance) took me on a tour of the facilities and campus, which was really cool." "Stanford is up there for me, it has a lot to offer. From an academic standpoint, it would be a good fit. I have really good grades and think I would meet their standards for academics. We'll see what happens, but an offer from them would certainly impact my recruiting." Fehoko is also beginning to hear from Colorado, Washington, and Ohio State. As a sophomore Fehoko was a very impressive two-way starter, but after watching him dominate the spring circuit, it is clear he is going to take his game to the next level. Fehoko projects well at multiple positions. He is an early four-star prospect, with nowhere to go but up. The Brighton receiver is just scratching the surface of his potential. There is no doubt his recruiting will heat up over the next 18 months, and he has one of the best mentors to prepare him for it. "Osa Masina has been a big help for me during this process," Fehoko claimed. "He has really taught me a lot about how to deal with recruiting. Osa has stressed not to get worked over everything. He has taken things slowly in his process, and that is something I really want to do as well. He also tells a lot of his recruiting coaches about me, and that has been a huge help for me. There is no doubt that Osa is a great leader and mentor. Hopefully I will have an opportunity to help some of the younger guys out like he has helped me." As a sophomore, Fehoko had 18 receptions for 457 yards (33 YPC) and six interceptions on defense. Realistically, those numbers could double this year. Every camp Fehoko participated in this off-season, he dominated the competition. It's only a matter of time until a dozen schools are duking it out for Simi Fehoko.
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