Unofficial For Haden

Josh Haden, a running back prospect from Ft. Washington-Friendly, (Md.), had dual reasons for visiting Gainesville, (Fla.) this weekend. Haden's brother, Scout.com four-star wide receiver Joe Haden, is already on campus. Younger brother talks of his time in Gainesville.

"It went real good," Josh Haden said. "We went to the Orange and Blue game, and it was real fun watching it."

There was little doubt when asked about his favorite part of the day.

"Just seeing my brother play. He did a real good job," Haden said.

We asked Josh if he could see himself joining his brother as a Gator, "Yeah, I can definitely see myself here at Florida, but I've still got to go and visit Boston College and Michigan before I want to make my decision," he said.

"I talked to coach [Stan] Drayton, and I talked to coach [Urban] Meyer a little bit. I also had a chance to talk to my recruiting coach that recruits me, coach [Billy] Gonzalez. The coaches were real good. I really got a good feel about the coaches. They are really cool. Everything is good about the coaches."

Haden holds more than a dozen scholarship offers from perennial leaders such as Big 10 champs Ohio State. The 4.35 speedster will try to put his recruiting behind him early in the process.

"I'm not sure when I will commit, but I know it will be before the season starts," Haden shared.

As for his high school team, "We've already started practicing for 7-on-7 tournaments. We've got a real good chance to take it to the state championship again, but it's going to be a lot harder than it was last year."

Josh Haden, (5-8, 190-pounds) recorded over 1,000 yards rushing and over 100 tackles for his 14-0 state championship high school team. The Patriots outscored opponents 588-112 in their 2006 championship run.

Stay tuned to Scout.com for more recruiting news with Josh Haden.


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