Pack Offers Tocho After Impressive Workout

NC State offered Charlotte (NC) Independence cornerback Jack Tocho after his impressive workout on Sunday. Pack Pride caught up with him for the latest.

One of the standouts through the first three sessions of NC State's summer football camps was Charlotte (NC) Independence cornerback Jack Tocho.

Measured at 6-0, 183 pounds while at NC State, Tocho wasted no time catching the eye of the Wolfpack coaches when he promptly ripped off a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and impressive 33-inch vertical jump.

During drills Tocho looked fluid and performed well. The Pack tends to favor taller corners and Tocho fits the bill perfectly.

Afterwards, Tocho told Pack Pride that he felt good about his workout in front of the NC State coaches.

"I went to Duke the day before coming to State, and I really didn't feel like I had performed to the best of my ability while I was there. But at State I felt like I stepped it up way, way more. I knew I had some pressure on me knowing that State already had interest in me and wanted me to come to their camp. So I knew I had to perform well to get some interest from them."

So what did the coaches have to say about his workout?

"I got some very positive feedback from the coaches after we finished." said Tocho. "They told me to work some more drills with the defensive back's coach so I thought that was a positive sign. I think I did pretty well. I just know I'm going to have to keep working on catching the ball."

Clearly Tocho did enough as State offered the rising senior shortly after camp. The Pack joins Ball State, UNC-Charlotte, Army and Air Force on Tocho's offer sheet to go along with interest from Duke and Wake Forest.

Toch said he plans to camp at Georgia next weekend and hopes to camp at Virginia the weekend after that.

For now, Tocho has three schools out front for him commitment.

"I would have to say right now, NC State, Wake Forest and UNC Charlotte are my top schools."

As for State, Tocho was a regular to Carter-Finley Stadium last year and those trips have helped develop a level of familiarity that could prove helpful to the Pack down the road.

"I was at NC State a lot last year during the season because they invited me to their games," he said. "I got a close bond with them, and I'm kind of used to the facilities and everything around it. I'm kinda acclimated here so I like NC State."

As for a potential decision, Tocho said for now he plans to wait it out a while.

"I think I'd like to wait until the end of my season to make my decision so I can see which schools stay with me and who's really interested in me."

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