February 2, 2011
Oak Ridge has three football players sign scholarship deals; one more may come later

By Joe Davidson

Oak Ridge football coach Eric Cavaliere is beaming today, for good reason.

He has three of his anchor talents heading off to the college ranks via scholarship. They are:

- Receiver Willie Tucker, who rebounded from an injury-shortened junior season to sparkle as a senior and will play at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Tucker caught 55 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.

- Tailback Jordan Matanane, a hard-running, durable talent who will head to Sacramento State.

Matanane rushed for 1,379 yards and 10 touchdowns.

- Quarterback Will Tostenson, who waited his turn, patiently, as a reserve as a junior and then flourished as a senior in wowing opponents, will play for Azusa Pacific. The school offered an 85-percent scholarship, Cavaliere said.

Tostenson passed for 2,616 yards and 32 touchdowns this season with just six interceptions.

Meanwhile, tailback/linebacker Ryan Adams is undecided at the moment. He has an offer from NAIA Concordia in Nebraska, Cavaliere said, and also some walk-on chances at larger schools. He is expected to make a decision this week.

Adams rushed for five scores and had 52 tackles.

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