The 5-foot-11, 160-pounder received an offer from the Frogs on Wednesday, just one day after new TCU cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry visited his school.
Tolbert has been on the Frogs radar for quite some time as he was recruited by former cornerbacks coach Clay Jennings. Tolbert even visited TCU for a junior day earlier this year which is where he thought he would initially receive the offer.
"When I went up there for the junior day I thought I was going to get an offer," he said. "Coach Jennings was coaching there and he told me they were going to get in contact with me but then he left. I was waiting and then I started talking with Coach Perry. He came up to my school and the next day he offered me."
The nation's No. 69 rated cornerback said the offer from TCU didn't come too much by surprise since they've recruited him for so long.
"I kind of knew it was coming; I didn't know which day but I knew one day they would offer," he said.
Tolbert has already built a good relationship with Perry.
"I love Coach Perry, he's a real cool dude," he said. "He's chill and laid back. He's funny."
Tolbert enjoyed his time on campus during his visit and knows the future is very promising for the Frogs' football team.
"I liked it there; it was nice and I know they're going to have a real good football team," he said of the visit. "Coach Patterson is real cool too; all of the coaches are."
According to Tolbert, TCU likes his abilities as a lock down corner and one that could play zone; not a bad compliment for someone relatively new to the position. He feels if he does decide to be a Frog that the scheme on defense suits him well.
"If I did go there I think I would be able to come in and play. I just have to work hard," he said. "They said they like the way I can play; I can play man and off-man. This is my second year playing corner so it's kind of cool to see how everything has gone; now I'm getting offers at this position."
Another positive for TCU Tolbert noted was their ability to develop players once they arrive on campus. He says Jason Verrett's development into a future first round NFL pick after being little known as a recruit proves that. "It tells you they have a good coaching staff," he said.
With a TCU offer now in hand, Tolbert also holds offers from Baylor, Texas, Arizona State, Colorado, Houston, Washington State and Wisconsin. He's had steady interest from Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico among others.
Tolbert anticipates the interest to grow even more once his team beings spring practices.
"It hasn't really been that busy yet, I think it's going to start getting busy when spring football starts on May 5th," he said. "That's when the coaches told me they're going to come see me."
As of now, Tolbert says he's not leaning toward any particular program; the one time Houston commit is looking at every opportunity closely. Although he doesn't know what school stands out, he does know what he's looking for in a program.
"I want a coaching staff I can communicate with and academics are important too," he said. "I want to go somewhere that I know I can graduate. I also want a coach that can push me. Location is really not a big deal to me."