Breiden Fehoko to Transfer to LSU over Auburn and Georgia

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2017

LUBBOCK, TX - OCTOBER 15: Breiden Fehoko #4 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during warm ups prior to  the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 15, 2016 at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***Breiden Fehoko
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Former Texas Tech defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko announced on Monday that he would be transferring to LSU.

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Fehoko had taken official visits with Auburn, Louisville, LSU and Georgia, according to Chris Hummer of 247Sports.

"He's the big, strong interior defender that everyone can use," 247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons told Hummer. "There's only so many guys that have his frame who can move in the world. Fehoko is powerful and athletic and can really occupy blockers on the line of scrimmage."

He won't be occupying any blockers in 2017 because he'll need to sit for one season before he's eligible to play for LSU. He will still have two years of eligibility, however.

Fehoko was an impact performer for Texas Tech, starting all 25 games and registering 38 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in his first two seasons. And with the NFL on his radar, Fehoko told Kipp Adams of 247Sports on Sunday that he ultimately was looking for a program capable of furthering his development.

"...I just wanted to see how I could make their program better and how they would help me reach my ultimate goal of making it to the NFL," he said. "I wanted to see how I would be developed—I played in the Big 12 and wanted to play in the SEC. This redshirt year will be big for me before the 2018 season so I just want to see how much development I would get as a player."

Clearly, he felt LSU was the best program to advance that goal.


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