“I’ve sat out this year and learned a lot,” Toppin said. “I’m gunna miss you (Darrell Davis) and (Joey Gruden). I wish I could have played with ya. But now the time has come, the moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life. I’m finally going to be able to play with my brothers!!”
Toppin will be one of at least three players to suit up for the Flyers for the first time in 2018-19. Freshman Dwayne Cohill will join the team, as will junior college transfer Jhery Matos. Ryan Mikesell also will return to action as a redshirt junior after undergoing hip surgeries and missing this season.