Tolliver discusses offers

When released its first edition of the National Top 100 there was only one representative from Louisiana and that honor went to Rayville's Chris Tolliver. National 100

Tolliver (6-1, 185, 4.4) is coming off a sensational junior campaign where he led the state in receiving with 76 catches for 1,521 yards and 17 touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to earn first team all-state honors and to put him on the radar of some of the country's top programs.


"I have Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Colorado, Alabama and Arkansas," Tolliver said. "Those are the ones that have offered."


What stands out with each of the schools that have offered?


Florida—"The coaches are real cool and their offense looks like it is fun to play in. Coach (Billy) Gonzales sends me a text message about every other day and he seems he like he is a cool guy."


LSU—"I like the atmosphere and just really like everything. The coaches are great and then I got to meet some of the players and they were cool. Coach (D.J.) McCarthy is always text messaging me and I'm pretty close to him."


Nebraska—"They are starting to throw the ball a lot and I get a lot of stuff from their coaches. I don't know a whole lot about them but they are real interested."


Colorado—"Their coaches say I can play right away and that they need me. They say they like what I can do once I get the ball in my hands and like my speed."


Alabama—"Coach Nick Saban is over there now and he says they are going to get back to winning. Their coaches say they need guys like me on offense."


Arkansas—"They were the last to offer but I haven't really talked to anyone yet. They always have a good team and don't have many receivers."


Rayville will hit the practice field this spring in a little more than three weeks and there will be plenty of coaches stopping by to watch Tolliver and his quarterback Justin Higgins in action.


"All of the ones (schools) that have offered have said they are going to come by when we start practicing and so has Mississippi State and Ole Miss," he said. "There are some others too but I can't remember all of them."


As for the recruiting process, Tolliver said that he is not spending too much time worrying with it right now because he has bigger fish to fry.


"Right now, my coach, my family and all of my friends tell me to just go on and get this school year behind me first and then start thinking about all of that," he said.



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