RECRUITING: The Time is Now for Tolliver
Rayville (La.) star wideout Chris Tolliver ready for Tiger Town
by Daniel Mingea III
Tiger Rag Recruiting Analyst
Everything comes in cycles. Whether it is with seasonal changes or kids growing up, it all changes over time. The same can be said with high school recruiting. Student-athletes begin to feel the heat of recruiting during their junior season and then it really gets cooking over the course of their senior year before they are arriving at their final destination, college.
Class of 2008 product Chris Tolliver (6’1,181, 4.5) has endured the elements of the recruiting seasons over the course of the past two years and now he is about to take on the duties of being a full-time student-athlete at one of the most widely-known universities.
One of the people who guided the Rayville High School superstar on his way to Tiger Country was his mother, Peggy Wilson. She informed TigerRag.com that the road to LSU was a long one, but it was well worth the journey.
“Chris is not nervous at all,” Wilson stated. “He has really been enjoying himself lately and I know he is excited about going to LSU. I must admit it is a lot less stressful not having to deal with the reporters and the recruiters calling all of the time, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
“I’m very proud of him (Tolliver), Wilson stated. “I think he is going to do very well at LSU and prove himself to everyone.”
The 4-Star receiver sat down with TigerRag.com to discuss the road he left behind and the one he is currently rolling on.
“My school year ended really well,” Tolliver explained. “I’m going to miss high school, but I gave my heart to the school. Rayville was a great school with great coaches, great teachers and a good principal.
“Football didn’t go as well as I planned though,” Tolliver added. “I would have liked to win a championship, but I guess life goes on.”