Angelton, Texas, has been home to some very good players over the years. And after a few down seasons in producing talent, it looks like the 2006 crop might be a year where the Wildcats send several players to the next level. And at the top of the list is likely to be 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete Keith Toston, who blew up with more than 1,500 yards as a junior.
Angelton has sent players like Quentin Jammer to Texas, Ray Lewis the Florida State and Gilbert Gardner to Purdue in recent history and Toston said he hopes to do all he can to make it to the same level.
"My senior year will be my breakout year," Toston said. "I will do anything for the team. I'm very, very, very coachable and will what it takes to win and to make it to the next level."
Teams already feel that he has the talent to play big-time college football. Even though he has yet to snag his first scholarship offer, Toston is getting regular attention from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Miami, Purdue, and LSU. He plans on camping this summer at Texas and Purdue.
"I did grow up a fan of Texas and Oklahoma," Toston said. "But I'm open to about anybody. I'm going to look for a program that can offer me playing time, good coaches and a chance to show what I have and can do."
So what type of player is Toston?
"I'm a hard runner," said Toston, who racked up 1,521 yards rushing and scored 21 touchdowns as a junior. "I always play with injuries, so I consider myself to be a tough, hard-nosed type of player."
Toston would like an opportunity to play running back in college, but he knows safety might also be in his future.
"I'll play anywhere they want me," he said.
The first-team all-district pick as a junior hopes to put his name among the list of other great players from Angleton to make it to the next level.