Toliver: Committed to LSU but looking

Ask Deion Sanders or Rod Woodson how they knew they garnered respect in the NFL and both would tell you it was because quarterbacks wouldn’t throw their way.

The biggest sign of  a good cornerback is when opposing teams doesn’t throw their way and that’s what 2015 cornerback Kevin Toliver (6-2, 183, Jacksonville FL. Trinity Christian) is experiencing.

“I was expecting them not to throw my away against IMG,” Toliver said. “I expect that now in every game we play but I’m always ready for them to throw my way though. You have to practice and anticipate that every ball is coming your way.”

Even though IMG didn’t throw his way last Friday night, LSU commitment Toliver picked up a big homecoming win against a previously unbeaten IMG team.

“It was a real accomplishment to beat IMG since they were undefeated,” Toliver said. “It’s always nice to win your homecoming game against anybody you play but especially a good team like them.”

The 2015 prospect has been committed to LSU since last summer because his brother Terrance Toliver played there.

“I’m 100% to LSU,” Toliver said. “I went to the LSU/Florida game last week. It was real fun because I got to meet some of the players and talk to them after the game. It was loud and crazy in Tiger Stadium.”

Despite Toliver claiming he’s solid to the Tigers he has been a frequent visitor to Gainesville and plans to visit Florida some more this fall.

“I’m going to visit Florida a couple times and see Nick (Washington) and Vernon (Hargreaves),” Toliver said. “Everytime I see Nick he says you need to be a Gator but it’s going to be hard for me to flip.”

Florida has Washington and Hargreaves working Toliver but one of his high school teammates is also working on pushing him to the Gators.

“Jeff (Holland) is on me right now about coming to Florida with him possibly,” Toliver said. “So we will just see on signing day what happens.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.