Ed Orgeron and LSU received huge news today when former Texas Tech star Breiden Fehoko announced his intent to transfer to Baton Rouge. Fehoko is a massive pickup (no pun intended) for the Tigers, and he will make an impact as soon as he steps on the field. Unfortunately, that will not be for another year as Fehoko will be forced to sit out this season (and be eligible to play two afterwards) due to the NCAA FBS transfer rules.
Fehoko is a powerful defensive lineman. The 6-3, 287 pounder is also very athletic and is a force to be reckoned with and, subsequently, a pain to block. In 2016, He finished with 19 tackles including 3.5 for loss and recorded a sack. For his standout play on the field, the Hawaii native won All-Big 12 honors at Texas Tech.
In his recent interview with me, Fehoko told me that LSU was really standing out to him, and the biggest draws were his relationships with LSU defensive line coach Pete Jenkins and head coach Ed Orgeron, who as a former defensive line coach himself, obviously knows the position well and still puts a lot of emphasis on it. Fehoko pointed to development at his position and personal improvement as the biggest reasons he was interested in LSU and the SEC as a whole.
Fehoko obviously did not change his mind as he made it official just a little while ago. This is a big win for LSU as they seek to get back to seriously challenging for the SEC West crown. LSU has had a history of great defensive lineman. Fehoko will only add to that legacy.