Recruiting still steady for Toliver

There are a ton of great players every year in the state of Texas, so to call yourself the best at one particular position is pretty special. Terrance Toliver can make that claim. He can not only make that claim to one of the best in Texas, but to one of the best in the nation. The 6-foot-5 and 185 pound hasn't narrowed anything down with offers from some of the nation's best.

Terrance Toliver is special. The 6-foot-5 and 185 pound receiver from Hempstead (Texas) is working hard getting ready for the upcoming fall.

"It's going good right now," Toliver said. "I have just been working out."

When it comes to talking about his game, Toliver says that he has some key qualities that make him a great receiver. "Just getting off of the line. It's my quickness and my physical strength. I also run crisp routes, now."

Last year, Toliver just missed averaging 20 yards per reception. He was voted all-district for the third consecutive year, but more than that Toliver was recognized as one of the best players, in all sports, from his area.

"I had 26 receptions for 515 yards and six touchdowns. I was voted all-region, Athlete of the year for the greater Houston area, and first team all-district. I was voted all-district for the third year in a row."

Being voted top athlete of the greater Houston area is quite a feat. Toliver is a standout in three sports though and actually was an honors winner in track. "I play football, basketball and track. I won state honors in track in the long jump."

Well into double-digit offers, Toliver hasn't thought about his favorites at all. "Right now, I am up to 17 offers. I haven't really had a chance to sit down and think about my favorites at all."

"I have offers from USC, Miami, LSU, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Colorado and a lot more."

When Toliver sits down to think about his favorites he will be considering a few key things. "What kind of education they can offer, their surroundings, their history and if I work well with the coaching staff."

Toliver has already been to one camp, but isn't sure what the rest of his summer plans include beyond seven on seven. His combine at College Station was one of the better ones overall recording a great time in the 40. Toliver said that it could have been better.

"I went to the Nike combine at Texas A&M. I did real good. I ran a 4.47/40 at that combine. Everyone else complained about their times, but I could have ran a 4.3. I had too big of shoes on. I didn't have speed shoes on like everyone else had on."

"I am kind of waiting to see about the rest of the summer. I am trying to get over to LSU, USC and some other camps. I don't even know where I will take my official visits to."

Nebraska is definitely one of the schools that Toliver is considering. What has made a big impression with Toliver so far was that the head coach from Nebraska made a personal visit to see him.

"It's like anyone else. I like all of my offers just the same. I like their coach. I talk to Coach Ted Gilmore. Coach Bill Callahan came to my school and watched me during athletics period."

When it comes to Coach Bill Callahan making that trip to Hempstead, it really says a lot for Nebraska. "It really shows me that Nebraska really wants me. They get to see that everything that the get to see on film is really there."

Coach Callahan isn't the only coach from Nebraska to make an impression. The wide receiver position coach for Nebraska has come off as genuine and honest.

"He seems like a pretty nice guy. He seems pretty easy to work with. I don't think that he will lie to me in this college football recruiting."

Although it's very early and Toliver hasn't set any official visits to anywhere yet, it was pretty clear to him that he was pretty sure about a trip to Nebraska. "Yeah, I will pretty much consider Nebraska for an official visit this fall."

The decision process is different for everyone. For Toliver it may be one trip, but more thank likely he will take all of them. As of right now he is leaning towards a signing day decision.

"I don't know right now, everyone asks me that question. Maybe later this season or after I take my visits, probably. After the season, probably on signing day."

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