Good things come to those who wait, and junior college offensive guard Andrew “Tony” Feo (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton CC) had been waiting long enough.
Feo went through two seasons at Fullerton and did not receive a scholarship offer. In the last month, however, he earned two major offers from North Carolina State and Oklahoma. Feo picked the Sooners on Thursday, signing and faxing his letter of intent to OU.
“In high school I could only dream of going to a school like that,” Feo said. “I like their winning tradition, and I want to be a part of that and help them win. They have the tools to make me a better player.”
OU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell visited Fullerton last month and noticed Feo. After an extensive background check, OU was happy with Feo, who is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, and had him come on an official visit last weekend.
Feo was hosted by offensive lineman Nila Kasitati, and it was the first time he got to speak with offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh. Things couldn’t have gone any better.
“I got along with a lot of the players and liked everything about the visit,” Feo said. “Nila broke down the truth for me, and I really liked that. I know Coach Bedenbaugh is new to the program, but a lot of the players told me he’s a good coach and good at breaking things down so you know what you’re doing.”
Feo said the coaches told him the program is in need of offensive linemen and looking for him to play guard.
Feo is originally from Pago Pago, Samoa, by way of Renton High in Renton, Wash. He has at least two years of eligibility for the Sooners.
“Right now I have two years to play, but they are looking into appealing for a third year,” Feo said. “I’m just looking forward to this season coming up and looking forward to getting there in June.”
Feo let his coaches know Thursday by wearing a crimson OU T-shirt, and he said his letter of intent arrived to OU with no issues.
“I’m amazed right now,” Feo said. “Any way I can help them win, I’m going to do. It doesn’t matter.”
Feo becomes OU’s fourth offensive lineman signee for the Class of 2013 and second juco offensive guard.