Football Recruiting: Virginia Tech’s Pursuit of Kevin Toliver II


Nov 16, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies coaching staff including head coach Frank Beamer (left) on the sidelines in overtime. The Terrapins defeated the Hokies 27-24 in overtime at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Toliver II is one of the top prospects in all of college football for the Class of 2015 as Toliver is seen as a 5-star by Rivals and 247 Sports while he will almost certainly also be a 5-star on ESPN once they update their rankings. Toliver is one of the top prospects in all of college football and is already seen as the top cornerback prospect by ESPN, 247 Sports, and Rivals which is quite impressive. Toliver has been committed to LSU for a while but he made some noise about where he will take his five official visits with a little surprise that should intrigue Hokie Nation. Here is a little excerpt of the article on ESPN from Derek Tyson (Insider Access required).

"“I will take officials to LSU, UCLA, Ohio State, Auburn and Virginia Tech,” Toliver said. “Those are schools I felt like I had a connection with from the first time I met the coaches. I could just see myself playing at those five schools.”"

Toliver is not a guy that you would expect that the Hokies would be able to get but Virginia Tech is in the hunt once again for probably the best player they’ve seriously tried to get from the state of Florida. Toliver is a guy that could immediately come in and go right behind Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson before grabbing a starting spot as one or both of them could declare early for the 2016 NFL Draft. The Hokies have also recruited players from Toliver’s high school Trinity Christian as that is where WR Isaiah Ford came from and that connection could help the Hokies’ small chances Toliver would be one of the best recruits ever to come to Virginia Tech if the Hokies could pull this one off.

However, Virginia Tech is a long shot to pry him away from his current school of commitment of LSU. Toliver has been committed to LSU for over a year and his brother was a former standout in Baton Rouge in WR Terrance Toliver. Toliver also is from Florida and while he doesn’t want to stay in-state, Toliver probably would love to play in the SEC which is obviously still the best conference in college football. The chances the Hokies are able to get Toliver are extremely slim but Virginia Tech has a chance and sometimes that’s all that matters in recruiting.

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