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Shaka Toney

SHAKA TONEY      DL   6-3   200
Rivals ★★★   ESPN ★★★   247 ★★★   Scout ★★★

Selected Penn State over North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, West Virginia

High School: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Albie Crosby at Imhotep Institute Charter School in Philadelphia...Elected team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Panthers to the school's first PIAA AAA State Championship in 2015 during an undefeated season (15-0)...Guided Imhotep to Philadelphia's first PIAA football title at any classification...Helped Imhotep to win four consecutive Philadelphia Public League Championships...Guided the Panthers to PIAA District 12 Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2015...Helped Imhotep to a PIAA runner-up finish in 2013...Named Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015...Earned PIAA Class AAA first team All-State honors as a senior...Named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City first team in 2015...Earned Daily News All-City third team honors in 2014...Tabbed as Big 33 Game selection...Made 97 tackles and tallied a school-record 21 sacks in 2015...Finished with 11 pass break-ups as a senior...Recorded 80 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a junior in 2014...Tallied 79 tackles, 20 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown as a sophomore...Made 40 tackles and tallied eight sacks as a freshman in 2013...Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets – ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 2-rated outside linebacker in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 20 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ran track at Imhotep Charter, competing in the 400 and 4x100 relay...Instrumental in helping the 4x100 relay team to a Philadelphia public league title in 2015.

Personal: Full name is Shaka Felton Toney...Son of Deborah Toney-Moore and Anthony George Toney (deceased)...Has one older brother, Eli, and two older sisters, Nettie and Noel...Hobbies include small architecture projects with clay...Born on Jan. 7, 1998 in Philadelphia.

"Shaka Toney is a very explosive, exciting football player. He has a great work ethic. He is very big on detail. As a young man, he has been raised by an extremely positive family. He comes from a strong family structure, and he an outstanding young person."

2016 Signing Day Central



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