Ooltewah’s Laszlo Toser Ready to Test His Strong Leg on Rocky Top

Ooltewah, TN-(WDEF) Laszlo Toser says he never really considered playing college football, until he started working out with former Vols kicker James Wilhoite.

"Sophomore year, I started training with James Wilhoite. He told me I had a bright future. Go to college. Ever since that moment I have worked hard. Dreamed for this, and it has come true."
   Owls coach Mac Bryan says it was hard for colleges to ignore Toser’s powerful leg.
"They saw what he was doing on his kickoffs. I think that was the most impressive thing is the fact no one could ever return a kickoff on us. I think he kicked off 77 times this year and 70 were touch-backs. I kind of got in the habit of every time he kicked off through the end zone, I would wait there at the forty when he came off the field to shake his hand every time. He needed to know what a big deal that was."
  Toser heads to Knoxville as a preferred walk-on, where he will try to earn a scholarship.
Said Vols coach Butch Jones,"You can’t just build a football program off 85 scholarship players. Our walk-on program is critical."
Said Toser,"I felt like they wanted me the most. So I felt I really wanted to go there and Butch Jones was just awesome. He really made me feel welcomed."
  Toser admits going to Rocky Top is better than winning the state’s Mr. Football award this year for Tennessee’s best prep kicker.
Coach Bryan believes Toser can also win the Vols kicking job in the future.
"To be among the 105 in the program at the University of Tennessee is a major accomplishment. We think he can do well. We think he’ll be the kicker at Tennessee. We really do."
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