Felder had gone thru the recruiting roller coaster this offseason, dating back in early February, where he earned an offer from Southern University. Follwing, several more FCS and D2 programs submitted offers. Up until the evaluation period, Felder would mostly be identified as a FCS-D2 offer considering his interest, but back on in May 17th, that all changed when Louisiana came in with his first FBS offer.
Then yesterday, Felder earned an offer from Buffalo, making the Bulls his 2nd of FBS variety in the last 50 days. The 5’11”, 170 lbs. defensive back is quickly becoming a coveted D1 recruit, and is doing well at the camp circuit this summer.
Watching Felder on film, and first thing that stands out is his willingness to put himself in between the ball and the receiver. It seems like a rudimentary skill, but a consistent feature on his film, and he does a very good job of tracking the pass while sticking step-for-step with the receiver. Felder has quick feet that are reactive to the play, and he does an excellent job of changing directions. Times his break-up well, gets full extension and in some cases perfectly blocks the receiver from even seeing the football.
Felder uses his off-hand well to redirect the receiver, and is a plus athlete who is just really starting to fill out his frame. He shows the toughness to play multiple defensive back positions at the next level – granted his best position is probably field corner.
Felder has visits upcoming before the season starts. “I plan on going to UT-Chattanooga, Rutgers, and Louisiana,” he said.
With several D1 suitors, Felder will field more attention than earlier this offseason for sure, but right now has no firm timeline when to make a decision. “As of right now, I do not have a decision date. I’m working on my recruitment and still weighing my options.”