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LSU Commit Jordan Toles Talks About Commitment and Being a Two Sport Athlete

Not many kids are able to be two sport athletes at the collegiate level. But for class of 2020 athlete Jordan Toles it won’t be a problem.

Jordan Toles committed to play both football and basketball at LSU.

“No not really,” Toles said when asked if playing two sports at the next level was always a dream of his. “I’ve only been playing football for two years. My only dream before then was college basketball, but when football came into play at the status that it did I knew I had to keep it going.”

Toles is from Baltimore, Maryland. And is looked up to by many of the people in the area.

“It means a lot to me just knowing I’m capable of playing at that level and always knowing that I have young kids and some kids who are the same age or older looking at me as a positive motivation in their life,” Toles said.

He attends Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a safety on the football field and a shooting guard on the basketball court.

“They help me more than I thought they would,” Toles said when asked how Saint Frances has helped him develop. “I’ve grown to mature as a student and a young man who knows that life isn’t easy but I’m capable of overcoming any potential obstacles ahead of me.”

Toles also has played summer basketball for a few teams in Baltimore like Team Thrill and Team Melo.

“They showed me a new level of talent and structure that’s needed to be recognized in order to play at the next level,” Toles said when asked about how the summer basketball teams he has played for have helped him get to where he is.

Toles also holds offers from Alabama, Maryland, Penn State, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and many others for football. For basketball, Toles holds offers from Maryland, St. Johns, Stony Brook, Mount St. Marys, Denver, and a few others. But for both sports, LSU was the best fit.

“They were very consistent which is key to me and brought me in like I was always a Tiger,” Toles said.

Although Toles still has one more year of high school, he feels that he could make an impact for both sports when he gets there.

“Definitely,” Toles said when asked if he thought he would play a big role for the Tigers in two years. “I know on the field my play will handle itself to the point where you can’t not have me on the field. On the hard wood I think my energy and effort will be enough to be a game changer for the Tigers.”

For both Ed Orgeron and Will Wade, Toles could be a big time playmaker.

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