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More on the Breiden Fehoko commitment, including Fehoko stating that Texas Tech felt like home. Plus, Vincent Testaverde, Jr. will walk-on at Texas Tech.

May 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Sam Fehoko (49) during rookie mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex.
May 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Sam Fehoko (49) during rookie mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex.
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Fehoko, "It's Way Beyond Football": REcent commit Breiden Fehoko talked about why he is committing and said that it goes beyond football for him (via Wreck'Em 247 and LAJ):

"It’s been a crazy recruiting process," Fehoko said. "I’m humbled for everything I’ve accomplished. When I first came out here and stepped foot in Lubbock, it was a different feeling and it just felt like home. The coaches were very welcoming and it felt like home. It’s not just football, it’s way beyond that. The way they treat me and the way they’ve treated my family, I said, ‘You know what? I’m ready to commit. I want to play ball in Lubbock for the next three or four years and I’m excited.'"

I encourage you to go read the whole thing. We also get some thoughts from SB Nations' recruiting guru, Wecott Eberts on Fehoko's commitment (via SB Nation).

NCAA Lawya Symposium: This is only going to interest a few of you, but this is really terrific, which is a summary of a recent Oregon law symposium where a bunch of lawyas talk about how this whole NCAA and union and Title IX thing could work (via Athletic Scholarships).  As an aside, no one really has any answers yet, so it's all hypothetical.

If one were looking for a common point of emphasis across each presentation, it was the difficulty of managing the social and legal implications of opening up athletes to extra compensation. More specifically, what it would mean to pay athletes institutionally as opposed to just allowing third-party opportunities such as expanded part-time jobs and the rights to their own likenesses.

Links:

Five young Texas Tech players who could break out in 2014 (via DMN).

2014 Florida quarterback Vincent Testaverde, Jr. is going to attend Texas Tech (via Tampa Bay).  Vincent is the son of Vinny Testaverde and I think that he's going to walk-on, which is great.  Seems line Vincent had an injury plagued career, so who knows.

Texas Tech spring game review (via ESPN).

Ivan Maisel writes that Davis Webb is a player to look forward to next season (via ESPN).

A position-by-position breakdown of Texas Tech (via DMN).

Action: Defensive line coach John Scott, Jr. went golfing!