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February 6, 2013
Letter of intent No. 16: Jack Tocho
Charlotte Independence High
6-foot, 185 pounds
Measurables: At a Shrine Bowl combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds and the shuttle in 4.48 seconds Had a 34.9-inch vertical leap and did 18 reps at 185 pounds on the bench press.
Stats: Had 55 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior Returned two picks and three kickoffs for touchdowns ... Posted 48 tackles, five picks and 29 pass breakups as a junior.
Ratings: Rated three stars by Rivals.com, the No. 58 corner in the country and No. 22 prospect in North Carolina Given three stars by ESPN, which ranked him the No. 109 corner nationally and No. 59 player in the state Listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com and 24/7 Sports The latter also ranked him as the No. 189 corner in the country and No. 66 recruit in the state Named the No. 24 recruit from North Carolina by National Underclassmen.
Honors/accomplishments: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl fo the Carolinas All-Star Game, where he started at corner and had four tackles, all solo, and a pass breakup Named first-team All-State by the Associated Press Also listed on the first-team 4-A All-State squad by Carolina Preps Picked for the Charlotte Observer's All-Observer region team Selected as the Southwestern 4-A Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year Also runs track.
Recruitment: Tocho was a camp standout for NC State. He ripped off a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds and then shined in one-on-one drills. NC State immediately offered, and on June 21 Tocho accepted. Wake Forest made some runs at Tocho after his pledge and then again during the coaching chance, but Tocho remained firm for the Wolfpack.
Recruiter of record: Former offensive line coach Jim Bridge.
2013 projection: Depth in the secondary is questionable, and given that Tocho has the size and athleticism to play both corner and safety, it's not out of the question that he may get onto the field next fall.
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