Top College Football Legacy Recruits in Class of 2015
Prospects who play for programs that once were home to an older family member are generally called "legacy recruits." While there's a good amount of them in the 2015 class, this list will focus only on prospects who are among the best at their positions.
A 5-star quarterback recently decided to follow in his father's footsteps, while a 5-star offensive tackle is headed to the same school his uncle played at.
Elsewhere, a pair of players on this list will get a chance to play with their brothers.
All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
Kevin Toliver II, CB
Kevin Toliver II is a 5-star cornerback with a familiar last name to LSU fans. The Florida native is a cousin of Terrence Toliver, according to Bob Redman of FightinGators.com. Terrence is a receiver who played for the Tigers from 2007 to 2010.
At 6'2" and 185 pounds, Kevin has a similar long and lean frame to Terrence. However, the talented cornerback uses his athletic gifts to stop passes, not to catch them. Look for him to warrant early playing time in Baton Rouge.
Drew Lock, QB
Drew Lock is a 6'5", 195-pound quarterback with a big arm. He's strong enough to shake of a smaller defender in the pocket to still get a throw off.
Lock is committed to Missouri, which is familiar territory to his family. His father is Andy Lock, a former offensive lineman for the Tigers, according to Lock's 247 bio.
Breiden Fehoko, DT
School: Texas Tech
Not many recruits from Hawaii end up at Texas Tech, but 4-star defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko is set to sack quarterbacks in Lubbock.
The Red Raiders had two big advantages in Fehoko's recruitment—he has two brothers involved with the program. V.J. Fehoko just transferred to Texas Tech from Utah State to play linebacker, while Sam Fehoko works on the staff, according to Landon Wright of 247Sports.
The comfort of having two brothers with him will help Breiden make the transition from Hawaii to life in Texas.
Dallas Warmack, OG
A few years ago, Alabama had a fantastic guard by the name of Chance Warmack. Today, he plays for the Tennessee Titans.
In 2015, the Crimson Tide will be welcoming his brother to the family.
Good luck to the 4-star guard, because it's going to be tough.
Maea Teuhema, OL
Maea Teuhema is one of the best overall talents in the 2015 class. The 5-star offensive lineman is 6'4.5" and 340 pounds, and he has terrific strength and agility.
While the Texas native can play offensive tackle at a high level, he could be even better at guard. Teuhema will get a chance to be with family in Baton Rouge, too. The Tigers signed his brother, Sione, in 2014, per Kipp Adams of 247Sports.
Mitch Hyatt, OT
A 5-star offensive tackle from Georgia, Mitch Hyatt has fantastic technique for a blocker in high school. The 6'5.5", 271-pounder bends well at the knees, is patient in his sets and punches with good accuracy.
Per the Clemson247 staff, Hyatt is the nephew of former Clemson defensive tackle Dan Benish, who played for the Tigers in the 1980s. As a former defensive lineman, Benish has likely shown Hyatt a thing or two on how to win battles in the trenches.
Kyler Murray, QB
School: Texas A&M
At 5'11" and 170 pounds, Kyler Murray doesn't look intimidating on the hoof. However, he's one of the scariest players in the country to defenders.
The Texas native has fantastic accuracy from the pocket, and he displays good arm strength. Murray also can hurt defenses by using his legs and mobility as a runner. He is the son of former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, per the 5-star passer's 247Sports bio.
The older Murray finished his career with the Aggies with 6,506 yards and 48 touchdowns through the air, according to Sports-Reference.com. The younger Murray will definitely be looking to top those numbers.
Kevin Murray told the following to Fletcher Whiteley of AggieYell.com (subscription required) on May 28:
"Kyler made his own decision and I played no part in it. I made my choice when I committed to A&M and so did Kyler. I did not influence him."
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