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Player Profile: Kevin Toliver

Josh breaks down starting corner back Kevin Toliver in the latest Tiger Blitz' player profile series.

Position: Cornerback

Size: 6-2, 193

Year: Sophomore

High School: Trinity Christian Academy

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Recruitment

Kevin Toliver committed to LSU in 2012 and never backed off his pledge. Toliver, also related to former LSU wide receiver Terrence Toliver, turned down offers from in-state heavyweights like Florida, Florida State and Miami to play for the Tigers. 

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2015 Recap

Les Miles wasted no time playing Toliver, the former five-star played in the first game of the season against Mississippi State and racked up seven tackles. The Jacksonville, Florida native played in all 12 games with a torn labrum and had surgery for it after the season. 

2016-17 Outlook

Toliver expects big improvements from the Tigers defensive backs with Dave Aranda at the helm. Aranda’s new defense is more “simple” and “easier to understand” with Tre’Davious White moving to nickel, Toliver and Donte Jackson will man the two outside cornerback spots.

But physicality is something he wants to work on.

“I have to work on being more physical with the receivers,” Toliver said. “[And] being more versatile and listening to coach Raymond to what he say.”

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