Woodbridge lineman Sheku Tonkara (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
recruitNoVA Fab 30: Sheku Tonkara – Woodbridge #28
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Woodbridge has seen a run of success, including a 12-2 run in 2017. They’re close to breaking through and reaching the state championship game in Class 6. They have a depth of talent that could push them over the top in 2019.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around Northern Virginia. Number 28 in our countdown is Woodbridge defensive lineman Sheku Tonkara.
#28 Sheku Tonkara (2020 DT 6-2 270) – Woodbridge High School
Just a few weeks ago, Sheku waded through a mix of college offers that included Towson, Charlotte, ETSU, Holy Cross, Georgetown, and UMass. His careful analysis of his options led him to make a selection that would set him up for his future: the US Air Force Academy.
Former teammate Tavon Mathews (East Tennessee State) has graduated and moved on to the college level, so Tonkara will carry the burden of anchoring the defensive line. He has ample help, including Penn State commit Reuben Adams, Jr. and the linebacking corps will be anchored by top national linebacker prospect Antoine Sampah, who has verballed to LSU.
That depth of talent has a lot of people excited about Woodbridge’s chances to improve on their 2017 season.
Coach Gary Wortham has not only kept his athletes busy with college stops all spring and summer, but he has also kept the Vikings primed with 7-on-7, conditioning and off-season workouts.
All of the stars are aligning for a big season at Woodbridge. Lineman Sheku Tonkara is just one point of light in the constellation. The Vikings are ready for a break through. They only need the offensive side of the ball to match the talent and capabilities of their defense.
– Andy Hilton