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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: VJ Fehoko, LB, Texas Tech University

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What is your name?

VJ Fehoko

Where do you play college football?

Texas Tech University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Roughly over 20 schools recruited me out of high school.

How did you choose your school?

I actually signed with the University of Utah and transferred to Texas Tech University prior to my Sr. year.

Where are you from?

I am from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model would be my grandfather. He came to America in order for our family to pursue the American Dream.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

No NFL scouts have met with me yet.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Wrestling, Track and Field

NCAA Football: Utah State at UtahDid you play any other positions in football?

I have played Rush Defensive End and Linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

The ability to get off blocks and find the ball instinctively.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When breaking down film I first of all look at tendencies of the entire offense. Personnel, down and distance, etc. I then study key individuals within the offense based off of my position; such as interior offensive linemen, quarterbacks and running backs.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I have ever played against was a guy named Benji Kemoeatu.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would compare myself to former NFL linebacker Gary Brackett due to size and playing style.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The toughest obstacle in life I have faced is coming from a poor family. We never had much growing up, still don’t have much. One of the main motives for me playing football.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength I would say is work ethic. Everything I have, I have worked for.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be over analyzing prior to the snap. At times I do think too much which restricts me from playing more instinctive.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I will outwork anyone. On the field, in the film room, off the field, anywhere

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My all time favorite player still is Ray Lewis. My team growing up was the Baltimore Ravens.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My grandfather, my sister, and Jesus Christ. All have past away

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