Feigt stayed and then lit up the recruiting camps over that summer. After just a few appearances, schools up and down the East Coast knew who Feigt was and had ideas for what he could one day be.
"I started getting scholarship offers, which was very surprising to me," he said. "I realized pretty quickly that playing college football at a high level could be a very good experience."
The Mountaineers liked Feigt as a defensive lineman because he was so big and physical, but last spring, at the start of his second season and third year in the program, the new coaching staff saw something difference.
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh likes tall tackles who don't need help and thought Feigt would fit the mold.
Feigt was actually starting late in the regular season for a team that would win 10 games and clobber Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Today he's backing up Pat Eger on the right side, but Bedenbaugh trusts Feigt, so much so that if there's an injury to Eger, right guard Jeff Braun or center Joe Madsen, Feigt would be the fix. He'd play tackle while Eger would play guard and Braun could play center.
"He's always been physically imposing and athletic, but for him it's been the understanding of the game," Bedenbaugh said.
"You look at his history, this is really just his fourth year overall ever playing football and he's only going into his second year playing the offensive line.
"There are so many things that go into playing the offensive line than just blocking the guy across from you. It's not as easy as that. It's about understanding all the concepts and plays and understanding technique."
Feigt naturally needed time with all of that, but he's there now. When Bedenbaugh says Feigt looks like a different player, it has nothing to do with the 60 pounds Feigt has gained since he arrived as a freshman in 2009. It has to do with playing confidently and effectively outside.
"The assignments can change," Bedenbaugh said. "We can run an inside zone 10 times in a game and see 10 different things. That's not always going to happen, but it could happen and he has to understand that the little things can make a big difference. But he's really starting to understand football and how to play that position right now."
Still, football remains only part of the goal. Education is treasured where he's from and Feigt has focused on that with a career and a life with his fianc after football in mind.
"Coming over here, there are certain things people expect of you," Feigt said. "Obviously, the first thing is the NFL, but if that doesn't work out, I want to be a state trooper, a cop, maybe get a job in the FBI if I can make it in there."