2019’s Dwight Toombs is a combination of Earl Thomas and Santonio Holmes | Youth1

2019’s Dwight Toombs is a combination of Earl Thomas and Santonio Holmes

Dwight Toombs is one of the best players from the Port St. Lucie, FL area in the Class of 2019.

 

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Toombs, who attends Centennial High School, is a dynamic player that works as a wide receiver and safety.

 

Toombs has earned plenty of recognition during his outstanding career such as being named All-Area and Defensive MVP.

 

Toombs is grateful for the opportunity to showcase his skills.

 

“The recognition for those awards means my hard work is paying off and it isn’t going unnoticed,” Toombs said. “It was an honor to compete and have fun with best players around.”

 

No matter the opponent, on each snap Toombs is determined to give it his all.

 

Toombs is going all out.

 

The motor is always at full throttle whenever Toombs steps between the lines.

 

“When I’m at DB my objective is to shut the offense down with tackles, PBUs and interceptions,” Toombs said. “I want my opponent to have to earn everything they get. I refuse to give anything less than my all.”

 

Toombs has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Toombs tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.

 

“What I love most about football is winning and dominating my opponents,” Toombs said. “I’m very passionate about the sport and feel blessed to be able to play it.”

 

Toombs has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.

 

The main one is applying perspective to all situations.

 

“Playing football has taught so much about life in general,” Toombs said. “Playing football has taught me everything could change in a matter of seconds.”

 

Toombs recalls his favorite football memory.

 

“My favorite memory is winning nationals at the Pop Warner level,” Toombs said.  “It was a special memory that I’m never going to forget.”

 

Trey Page is in his second season coaching Toombs for Centennial High School.  

 

Page explains the best parts of Toombs’ game.

 

“He’s so versatile. With all the stuff he’s does on the field, it’s so effortless. He’s such a gifted athlete that is explosive and the opponent always has to account for him,” Page said. “At defensive back he can cover a lot of ground. Our defensive backs coach has put in a lot of time with him and it’s paying dividends on the field.”

 

Toombs takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Toombs makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.

 

“I demonstrate being a good teammate by bringing up my teammates no matter the situation,” Toombs said. “The best advice I’ve given them is probably we win together and we lose together so arguing doesn’t fix anything.”

 

Page adds that Toombs is one of those consummate teammates that every squad needs to be successful.

 

“He plays defense and we’re just now figuring out that he’s a receiver. He’s always on guys trying to get them to learn the system so they can help us be more productive,” Page said. “Even though he’s one of the best players on the team, he puts his teammates first.”

 

Toombs is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.

 

“My coaches have taught me that if you don’t work hard you’re only cheating yourself,” Toombs said. “The best advice a coach has given me would be control what you can control.”

 

Page is an advocate of Toombs’ capabilities.

 

“On our defense he’s one of the guys that holds everything together. He makes it really difficult for the offense and makes so many plays that might no unnoticed,” Page said. “He has so much range and is able to cover plenty of ground.”

 

In addition to making clutch plays, Toombs also has a high level of football IQ as well.

 

Toombs has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.

 

“He’s understands our offensive system very well and he’ll use that to his advantage when he’s playing defense against other teams,” Page said. “He’ll be able to jump routes because he knows what’s coming.”

 

Toombs is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.

 

“He’s a very good worker. He’ll probably be a two-way starter for us a wide receiver and safety,” Page said. “Just to be able to do that alone speaks volumes. It really speaks to his work ethic.”

 

Page explains why he believes Toombs is similar to these players.

 

“I would say he has body control on offense similar to Santonio Holmes,” Page said. “On defense he reminds you of Earl Thomas just because he covers so much ground. He’s not afraid to step in to fill the hole and hit somebody.”

 

Toombs patterns his style of play after this standout.

 

“I look up to Tyrann Matheiu because he lost everything and gained it back,” Toombs said. “He’s always dangerous and a threat whenever he’s lined up on the field.”

 

Toombs is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.

 

“My goal on the field is to dominate everyone I go against. My off the field goal is to take care of my loved ones,” Toombs said. “I want to make my family proud of me on and off the field.”

 

Toombs dreams of becoming the next great Florida Gator.  

 

“I’ve always loved their program since I was a kid. They have a great tradition,” Toombs said. “I would love to be able to play at The Swamp.”

 

Toombs lists his favorite subject in school as math.

 

“It’s always been interesting to me and it comes naturally,” Toombs said. “Math is something you need in the real world.”

 

Page outlines the next areas of improvement for Toombs.

 

“It’s not so much on the field as it is taking care of his body just so he can withstand playing both ways at a high level,” Page said. “The strength coach has been doing a good job with him.”

 

Page believes the sky is the limit as long as Toombs continues to stay hungry.  

 

“I think he can be a big-time player in college at the Power 5 level,” Page said. “He has all the tools and intangibles to be successful and have a great football career.”

 

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