April 2, 2012

Toney recaps visit; Vols, Tigers top two

Cameron Toney made his way north Saturday from his Huntsville, Ala., home to visit Tennessee for the second time in March. After visiting the Vols for a junior day at the beginning of the month, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound inside linebacker took in a practice and more.

"It was great. Just took in practice and saw how the program was. I just came up here to get to know the coaches better and and just to see the practice and how things were put together," said Toney.

Toney was specifically impressed with the Vols' practice. He said it wasn't like others he had seen.

"It was pretty unique, the way everything on the field was fast and competitive," he said.

A big plus for Toney was the time he was able to spend with coahces Derrick Ansley, Sal Sunseri and Derek Dooley. During that time the coaches let him know he was priority for the Vols.

"They told me how much more they wanted me. Last time I was up here for junior day and all the guys came and this weekend was more one-on-one with the coaches and meeting with the coaches and that lets me know they want me more," Toney said.

In his time with fSunseri and Ansley, it was shown to him what type of role he'd have in the Vol defense if he were to choose to sign with Tennessee in 10 months.

"It was great. Went in the film room with coach Ansley and coach Sal and just going over all the different stuff they're going to do and what they do in the program," Toney said. "He was just showing me what they do so if I come up there I know what I would do."

After the visit, Toney has Tennessee and Auburn at the top of his list of suitors right now.

"Tennessee and Auburn are probably the only two schools I'm looking at that I love. I think I could see myself in orange and white or orange and blue," he said.

Toney doesn't expect to make a decision anytime soon as he hopes to visit both the Vols and Tigers several more times before making up his mind.

"Basically, between these two schools I just want to keep visiting every time and I know it's going to be tough," Toney offered. "I probably won't decide closer to signing day. I just feel like these two schools are like home and where I need to be."

He'll get the chance to evaluate both schools again soon enough as he plas to be at Auburn's spring game on April 14 and expects to follow that up the next weekend with the Orange and White Game.

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