Commitment Profile: Josh Posley

Josh Posley has enrolled early at Cincinnati and he is hoping to make his presence felt early in his collegiate career.

Warren Central High School in Indianapolis is the home to four of Cincinnati's football commitments in the 2012 class.

One of those Warren Central commits is defensive end Josh Posley, who just recently enrolled early at Cincinnati.

Bearcat Insider recently talked with Posley to see how his senior season ended up and how he is looking forward to playing for the Bearcat program.

How did your senior season go?

"My senior season went really well. I wish we could have won state, but I had a good season."

You have three high school teammates coming with you to Cincinnati next season. How excited are you about playing with some familiar faces next year?

"It just makes everything better. You know, we had success in high school and it just motivates me to have more success with them next year and for years to come."

How would you describe your style of play to someone who has never seen you play?

"You know, you never know what I am going to give you. I use my speed a lot, but then I use my power a lot too. Then, I've got a lot of moves, so you don't really know what's coming next, but whatever I do, I'm always playing fast."

What have you been doing with your time thus far in the offseason?

"Other than school, I've been just working out and conditioning and just getting ready for the season to start."

Did any other schools contact you after you committed?

"After I committed, Vanderbilt actually offered me the next day. IU had been in contact with me, but other than that, not really."

What were your thoughts on Cincinnati's bowl game?

"I thought we looked pretty good. Mainly it just got me more excited for the years coming up because I really think we could have played in the Orange Bowl and I think we can play for a national championship in a few years."

In the end, what were the biggest reasons that you chose Cincinnati?

"Well, my ultimate goal is to play in the NFL and my defensive line coach he has the most defensive linemen in the NFL right now for active coaches. They have a great resume that they are always a predominant football team and they are on the rise right now too. They got the new coaching staff a couple of years ago and we have a really good class coming in. Besides football, it is a great schools and it's not too far from home. I get to get a great education and be a part of a great football team."

Scouting Report

Posley is a little undersized for a defensive lineman, but what he lacks in size, he more than makes up for with his tenacity and his speed. He is a relentless player who never quits on a play until he hears the whistle blow. He shows a good burst out of his stance and has a fairly advanced repertoire of moves at this stage in his career. Posley will need to add size weight to his frame if he wants to play a little stronger against the run, but he can actually use his lack of height to gain leverage against most linemen. It may take some time for Posley to make his impact felt on a consistent basis at Cincinnati, but he is a guy that could be a very nice player when he is an upperclassman.


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