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USC Makes a Late Play For Toler

Less than 48 hours from the start of the early signing period, USC began looking to flip a recent Wisconsin commit.

On Monday, the Trojans offered Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco safety Titus Toler, who announced his commitment to the Badgers this past Friday.

However, according to 247sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, the four-star safety will remain committed and sign with UW on Wednesday. Those close to the St. John Bosco program have also been confident that USC’s push at the 11th hour won’t sway Toler from Wisconsin.

Toler, a one time Colorado commit, flipped his pledge to the Badgers following an official visit last weekend.

“That’s big time football there,” Toler told 247sports. “I really sensed that on my visit. I’ve never been to a game to see the atmosphere but I’ve seen videos and it looks incredible. That’s the kind of atmosphere I want to play in. I had a great official visit and I think there’s a lot of opportunity there for me.

“They lose a lot of defensive backs and the coaches told me I’ll have a chance to come in and compete for playing time right away. I think I fit in really well with their defense too. It’s similar to what we do here at Bosco and they would use me in a similar way. I would move around a little, play some nickel, safety and be able to be a factor in the run and passing game.”

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Toler also held offers from Washington, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Washington State, Minnesota, Boston College, and more. He is a high school teammate of Wisconsin linebacker commit Spencer Lytle. The two have played together the past four years at Servite and St. John Bosco High Schools and were on campus together over the weekend.

As a senior, Toler recorded 68 tackles, five pass breakups, four interceptions, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown for St. John Bosco, who went 13-1 with their lone loss coming in the state championship game.

Per 247sports, Toler is the nation’s No. 32 ranked safety in the class of 2019. Toler was the 19th verbal commitment for the Badgers and will sign during the early signing period, which begins Dec. 19.

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