LSU is reportedly in the lead for Texas Tech transfer defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko but will have to hold off Georgia to land him.
“There’s a big need at LSU and right now it’s kind of tough with the SEC schools with Auburn and LSU being in the SEC West being really competitive,” Fehoko said. “Right now, LSU just by that trip sparked my notice of having them ahead of everyone else.”
Fehoko has already taken visits to Auburn and Louisville. The remaining official visits that could sway him are Ole Miss this weekend and Georgia over Easter weekend. He intends to commit after the Georgia visit. He will have to sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA transfer rules.
The battle will likely come down to the Tigers and Bulldogs, who have a solid relationship with Fehoko thanks to new defensive line coach Tray Scott. Scott also recruited Fehoko when he was at Ole Miss.
Fehoko was a 4-star recruit in the 2015 class of 2015 and the nation’s No. 50 prospect, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Despite playing on one of the worst defenses in college football the past two seasons, Fehoko was a bright spot for Texas Tech. He started 25 games, getting 38 total tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 2 sacks and an interception.