Four-star safety Javien Toviano of Arlington (TX) Martin High has narrowed his list to eight schools— Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, and Georgia.
The 6-foot-1,185 pounder went in-depth on his finalists.
“UT was my first big offer! It’s also the place that I have the most relationships with regardless of staff changes. I have guys that played with from high school on the roster and they say they love it and being a part of changing the (Texas) brand is huge going in to play at the next level.”
“A&M is definitely the place that feels the most ‘home’. The culture, The vibe that you get when you go to college station .. is second to none. The coaches (Coach Fisher and Coach Rushing) are great people to be around. You can tell that they are guys that are gonna push you daily . It also helps to see the recently signed guys in 2022 and it doesn’t seem like they are backing off from adding on with 23’. I think that they have been doing a great job recruiting.”
“Growing up, Oregon has always been my dream school. They’ve always been in place , if not one step away to be in contention at the top. I believe at this point it’s just about getting the right players there as well as the right coaches, and they’ve found a match with Dan Lanning and his new staff that he put together. I have yet to see the place but I plan on taking an official visit sometime over the summer. I’m looking forward to getting out there and seeing the campus and what the vibe is like. I have a gut feeling that I know I’ll love it based off the love that they have shown to me so far.”
“Alabama is Alabama. They are always at the top of the food chain when it comes to college football. The development of players to the NFL from Bama is truly remarkable and being a part of such a dynasty would be cool. ESPECIALLY being coached and developed by coach saban and the coaches there. I believe it’ll be a key stepping stone in my path to play on Sundays.”
“Michigan has kind of been a dark horse in my recruitment as of late. They are such a blue-collar program. I don’t think I could’ve left them off the list. The work they have done with corners is not unnoticed. Coach Bellamy , Coach Harbaugh, Coach Clink … I know guys like those are guys that focus on bettering the man over the player. I think that’s what sticks out about them most.”
“Ohio State’s production rate is unbelievable from the cornerback standpoint as well as the defensive back in general. When you think about DBU.. Ohio State is a school that instantly comes up in the conversation. With the new hires Tim Walton and Perry Eliano, I think that the room can only get better. They also happen to be in the greatest position to compete year in and year out. I think that it’s a perfect setting if you wanna go play big-time football, get a great education , as well as go play in the league.”
“I absolutely love LSU. The vibe that I got when I visited there, the coaches and the relationships that I’ve made so far .. makes me feel great about the university. I know that my opportunities there are endless there.To be able to come in and have an instant impact on the program , to hoist a national championship for the first time in four years as well as being a long list of highly respected guys that played the position and to have success at it would be honorable. It’s a place I can very well see myself at!”
“Georgia has a special place in my heart. From the day I stepped on campus I felt the vibe in the culture of winning that Coach Smart portrays to the college football world. It’s a different vibe that you get … it’s not like everywhere else. They do everything at a high standard and do it for a reason. The new hire with Coach Fran Brown (corners coach) as well as having Coach Muschamp on staff and Coach Smart… I think that just makes it easier to know that you’re gonna be developed at the highest level possible. When you see Georgia having 10+ defensive guys drafted in the NFL draft in 2022 it just speaks high values for them and I know that they are going to be a contender year in and year out.”
Toviano ranks as the No. 31 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 3 safety and the No. 4 player in the state of Texas.