Brian Toal (RB/LB, 6'2"-230lbs, 4.5 forty) from Don Bosco High School (Ramapo, NJ) has dominated the football field since he was a freshman. He has twice been named first-team All-State and he is listed as one of the best football players in the nation by numerous sources.
Who has offered him?
It would be easier to list who has not offered him.
Who are his favorites?
He stated that he did not have a top five. Therefore, he listed his top 10 schools. They are Michigan, Miami, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Syracuse, Iowa, Maryland, and Pittsburgh.
What are his feelings on a few from his top 10?
Michigan - During the spring, he visited the school for Spring Practice. He really liked the facilities, environment, and staffing coach.
Tennesse - He stated that it is "Big time football". Although he missed the coaching visiting his high school, he likes them.
Virginia - He really likes the coaching staff and was impressed with their head coach, Al Groh, along with the educational reputation. He stated that it would be a great place to play LB.
Boston Colege - His brother, Greg, plays FB there. Therefore, he has a first-hand knowledge of the program and know that they need LBs.
Miami - He really likes their confidence attitude and approach to winning.
What are his feelings on Rutgers?
He stated that he really likes the coaching staff. Even saying that they were the best that he had spoken to. However, they would need to win six or more games for them to get into his top five. He also stated that he would like to stay in New Jersey and help the home stay but they would need to win. Therefore, they are not out of the running.
Will you make an early decision?
No. He stated that he will probably take all five visits.
What are the three biggest factors in your decision?
- Coaching Staff - good position coach
- Early playing time
- Academics - provide him with a meaningful degree. He is undecided on a major.
What type of a role is your brother playing in your decision making process?
He stated that they would joke around about him attending BC and wearing his number. However, he stated that he would make a decision that is best for him.
Toal is also a member of the track team. These are his personal bests:
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