BYU Football has added Sam Fehoko to its coaching staff. Fehoko, a former linebacker at Texas Tech, was a Graduate Assistant on last season’s Red Raiders team.
Sam’s mom tweeted out an announcement Saturday night:
Yes! CougarNation malo au pito! Congrats Coach Sam Fehoko. You earned it.. pic.twitter.com/mAyMQjfFIF— Linda Lee Fehoko (@Feholi) March 26, 2017
Sam also posted a photo on instagram announcing the move:
Fehoko was part of the Texas Tech team from 2007-2010, then left school early to pursue an NFL roster spot.
BYU has yet to officially announce what Fehoko’s role will be with the program, but it will interesting to see the recruiting impact this move has.
Sam is the older brother of talented defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko - a former 5-star recruit and two-year starter along the Texas Tech defensive line. Fehoko announced that he will transfer from the Red Raiders program.
Kalani Sitake built a relationship with Breiden when he attempted to recruit him to Utah as part of the 2014 class, but BYU has not been mentioned as one of the top schools on Breiden’s list.
It remains to be seen how much Sam’s hire will impact Breiden’s decision, but it can be assumed that it will only help BYU. Coach Sitake and BYU’s staff has been recruiting Breiden, and Sam’s hire will only heat up BYU’s pitch. With Breiden likely to sit out and redshirt next season due to NCAA transfer rules, BYU likely has another month or two before a decision is made.
BYU is still a longshot to land Breiden, but Sam’s youth and Big 12 experience will be a welcome addition to BYU’s staff on the field on and on the recruiting trail.