Sandy Creek HS
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5-10 / 185
A fourth-round selection (137th overall) by the Florida Marlins in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft...One of just five NCAA Division I freshmen to be drafted in the first four rounds and decide to attend college... Was the only pick from the top-10 rounds that the Marlins did not sign this year...Ranked as the 27th best freshman in the nation by Baseball America...Posted a standout career at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., where he was coached by Eddy Householder...Hit .510 with a pair of home runs and 25 stolen bases as a senior...As a junior, he swiped 26 bases while hitting at a blistering .450 clip.
Full name is Alvin Andrew Toles...Born May 24, 1992, in Decatur, Ga....Son of Alvin and Vicky Toles...His father was a hard-hitting linebacker at Tennessee (1981-84) before being drafted in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints...His mother played basketball at the University of New Orleans...His uncle, Johnnie Jones, also is the fourth-leading rusher in Tennessee history (82-84) and spent time with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL...Has two sisters, Kasey and Morgan, who plays women's basketball at Auburn...Chose Tennessee over offers from Auburn, Kansas and LSU...Recipient of the Ed & Marsha Hooper Athletic Scholarship...Academic major: Undecided.