When Tennessee called to offer a football scholarship to Creekside High School’s Josh Holsey a few days ago, the Volunteers also asked his teammate.
Holsey’s teammate, defensive back Davion Tookes, committed to Virginia Tech last February.
It never hurts to ask.
“Tennessee just wanted to know if Tookes is ‘100-percent sold’ on Virginia because if not, they would like be involved,” Creekside coach Johnny White said. “If he is sold, then they will leave him along. If he shows some interest, I’m pretty sure Tennessee will offer.”
So is Tookes sold on Virginia Tech? “I’m honored with the interest from Tennessee, but I’m still 100 percent with Virginia Tech,” Tookes told the AJC.
Check out this amazing stat about Tookes: He had three interceptions last season, all three were returned for touchdowns, and none of them were less than 93 return yards (the others were 97 and 108 yards).
The 5-foot-11, 169-pound Tookes committed to Virginia Tech over Duke, Kentucky, Virginia and Louisville, among others. “I had wanted to go to Virginia Tech for a long time because they put a lot of DBs in the NFL and that’s my goal,” Tookes said. “I feel like they can develop me into an NFL DB.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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