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4-star defensive tackle recruit commits to Texas Tech

Pictured: Breiden Fehoko Pictured: Breiden Fehoko
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

While the Red Raiders piled up the points in Saturday's Spring Game, it turns out the biggest score was saved for the recruiting trail.

Four-star defensive tackle prospect Breiden Fehoko announced on Twitter Monday morning that he is committing to Texas Tech for the 2015 season.

Fehoko spent the week in Lubbock leading up the Red Raider Spring Game. When he went home, he said he knew Texas Tech is where he wanted to be.

"Before I came up here, I had plans to make a top five and announce at the Under Armour game, but when I got here, it was a different feeling," Fehoko told Rivals.com. "I felt the goodness, the sincerity, with not just the coaches and players here, but the people - the people here I'll be surrounding myself with.

"Committing, it was a big stepping stone and a big decision, but at this time, in the recruiting process, I felt in my heart that I needed to do it, that I was meant to commit here, and I've just had a blast here."

Fehoko is a big time pick up for a Red Raider defense that's been searching for upgrades on the interior of its defensive line. The Honolulu native is a 6'3", 290-pound athlete that shot into the national recruiting scene after a monster Junior season at Farrington High School in Hawaii, where he racked up 103 tackles (20 for loss) with 24.5 sacks and 12 forced fumbles.

Fehoko is the country's No. 9 ranked defensive tackle recruit and No. 61 overall prospect in 247sports' composite ranking. He chose Tech over offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, and others.

Texas Tech had a unique recruiting advantage with Fehoko because of his family's ties to the Texas Tech football program. His older brother, VJ Fehoko, recently transferred to Tech from Utah, and the oldest brother, Sam Fehoko, is a former linebacker for the Red Raiders.

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