"I talked to the coaches a lot yesterday," Tocho said Friday morning. "I also talked to my coaches and my parents about it, and I was ready to make my decision. I called coach Bridge about 9:45 and committed... he was all excited, yelling, screaming, and howling.
"I also talked some with coach O'Brien. Coach was excited too. He said that he's ready to see my family again and wants us to get up there as soon as we can for an academic tour and to just talk some more about it all."
Measured at 6-0, 183 pounds while at NC State's summer camp, 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."
Tocho had a prolific junior season for Independence, earning All-Southwestern Conference honors. He ended the year with five interceptions, 28 pass breakups, 48 tackles, a forced fumble, a blocked kick, and scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns.
Pack Pride will have more from Tocho on his commitment to NC State in the near future so stay tuned!