Poly Corner Visiting Boulder This Weekend

The Colorado staff feels they need more speed at the corner positions and that is exactly the message they are relaying to Long Beach Poly Cornerback, Vincent Joseph. Joseph helped Poly break the national record in the 4X200 at the high school track and field championships last spring and claims a 4.39 40-yard dash time. He is very excited about his visit to Boulder this weekend.

Height: 5-9 1/2
Weight: 187
40 time: 4.39
Bench: 215 (7 times)
Clean: 215
Vertical: 37"
From: Long Beach, California
High School: Poly

Vincent Joseph ran the second leg for the top 400 meter unit in the nation. Poly set the national record with a time of 1:26.06 in the 4X200 and ran a 3:14.23 in the 4X400. Joseph finished fourth in the nation in the 200 with a time of 21.13 in the 200. He says his best 100 time is a 10.57. The point here is that he has speed - serious speed. Oh, he can play a little football, too. Joseph has current written offers from Oregon, Washington State and Cal. He says Colorado and Washington have verbally offered.

"The Colorado coaches tell me I have an offer there. I want to go out there to see what's up with Coach Hagan. He is real cool and is from L.A. so he and I can relate. They tell me they have an offer for me and just want to evaluate me further by seeing me in person. I scheduled this visit with them on Sunday night.

"Coach Hagan told me that their corners are upper-classmen so there is an opportunity for me to compete early on. He says they really need some speed."

Joseph says that he was hoping to visit with teammates, and fellow CU prospects, Travon Patterson and Terrence Austin, but that won't happen. "We were going to go together but both of them decided not to. I am not sure if they will be going at a later date, or not."

So where do the Buffs stand on Joseph's list? "I like Oregon, Cal, Colorado, and Washington State. I don't want to say I have a leader, but I am liking Oregon a lot."

The corner has visits scheduled with Washington State, October 15th, and Oregon, November 5th.

This season, he has recorded 11 tackles in three games. "We have been playing all Wing-T offenses so we have barely seen any passes. Later in the season, I might also see some time on offense, at receiver."

Joseph also rotates in at punt returner, where he has 47 return yards on three tries. He feels his biggest strength on the field is his ability to block kicks. "Last year, I blocked seven field goals and five punts. I have not blocked any yet this year, but have come real close. I bet if you call me back at the end of the season I will have blocked quite a few."

Poly takes on Long Beach Millikan, this Friday night.


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