Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) is playing for the state championship this Friday at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. against Bergen Catholic, a team Don Bosco demolished earlier this season 49-8. Ironmen LB Brian Toal (6-2, 225 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 10.8 100 meters, 37 inch vertical jump, 3.0 GPA/1020 SAT) isn't taking Crusaders for granted, though. "They have a new running back and have gotten a lot better since we played them," he said. Don Bosco advanced to the finals by dismantling Paramus Catholic 48-0.
Don Bosco is dominating opponents this season and is 10-0. That dominance is having an effect on Toal's numbers. "Personally my stats aren't all that impressive because I usually only play about a half, we're so far ahead that we give the second team some playing time," he said.
Toal told GBW in October that Michigan was back in his recruiting picture after having fallen during the summer. "I really wasn't hearing from the Michigan coaches," he said. "Then they started showing interest again so I'm certainly taking a look at them. I've always like Michigan a lot."
As a matter of face, when GBW first called Toal he was on the phone with a Michigan coach and had to call back. "I was talking with Coach Sheridan about setting up a visit for December 12, I have an open date then and our season will be over," he said. "I have to talk it over with my dad before I set it up though. I do have a visit set for Miami on Dec. 19."
Toal said Michigan is recruiting him as a linebacker and that's where he wants to play in college. He said he's been concentrating on his season mostly and hasn't given much thought to recruiting. "I have a list of about eight schools I'm thinking about but nobody really stands out now," he said. "I've taken in some Boston College games because my brother plays there, but that's about it."
Since he won't be taking any of his official visits until after his season concludes, don't expect a quick decision from Toal. "It will most likely be late, after all my visits are done, unless something really jumps out and makes me love a particular school." Toal said.
GBW will follow up with Toal after his season ends to find out if a visit has been scheduled.
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