One of the nation’s top linebacker prospects has narrowed his list. Brian Toal, the outstanding prospect from Don Bosco Prep in Wykoff, NJ, has cut his recruitment down to six schools.
With over 20 scholarship offers, one would think the process would be tough. Not so, says the 6-2, 227 pound Toal.
“It’s actually been pretty easy to get it down to six,” said Toal. “Most of the schools that I liked just kept calling more than the others did. The six schools are Miami (FL), Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Notre Dame, and Penn State. I’m going to wait to take my official visits until after the season.”
Toal claims no favorites among his top six, though that is not due to lack of trying. He uses his spare time to think about recruiting, but often finds himself back to square one.
“I think a lot by myself about recruiting, but I don’t seem to get anywhere,” said Toal with a laugh. “It always goes around in circles. I’ll like a few teams, but then I’ll talk to coaches and start thinking another way.”
Toal was unable to make a visit to Blacksburg before the start of his season. A logical choice for a visit would be the Boston College game, as his brother Greg is a senior running back for the Eagles. Brian has been to several BC games thus far this season.
Unfortunately, he will not be able to make it down.
“I was supposed to go to Virginia Tech earlier this year, but plans changed and I couldn’t go,” said Toal. “I can’t go to the BC, Virginia Tech game because I think we have a game that day. It’s frustrating. I should take an official visit to Virginia Tech, though, and I look forward to that.”
On the Gridiron
Don Bosco is off to a 2-0 start, thanks in large part to Toal’s play. He recorded eleven tackles and one sack in game 1, and 12 tackles in game two. Toal has forced two fumbles this season.
This week, Toal and his teammates face a tough Bergen Catholic test. Like so many great players, Brian gets pumped for the big games.
“I’m going to get really excited come Thursday,” said Toal. “Bergen Catholic is going to be a good test for us.”
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