Cocoa Tigers Star Running Back Chooses Notre Dame

By  //  January 2, 2013

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Folston Picks Irish

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – One of the most coveted prep football players ever to compete in Brevard County will attend the University of Notre Dame.

Cocoa’s Tarean Folston Folston has chosen to play college football for the University of Notre Dame. (Image courtesy Cocoa High School football)

Tarean Folston of Cocoa High School selected the Irish on Wednesday over a bevy of scholarship offers including Florida State, Louisiana State, Florida and Oregon.

Folston is the nephew of former Oakland Raiders defensive end James Folston.

He was honored as a First Team All-Star running back and led the Cocoa Tigers to the Class 4A state semifinals last fall while playing for coach John Wilkinson.

During his senior season at Cocoa, Folston ran for 1,722 yards on 222 rushes in 2012 scoring 16 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-9 185-pound running back will be playing Friday on national television in the Under Armour game for top prep seniors on ESPN.

The broadcast begins at 5 p.m.

(Cover image courtesy of Justin Dernier)