Joseph Holding Two Offers

It always seems that no matter how hard you search to find all of the D-I talent in a state, someone always surfaces during the spring evaluation period who was off the grid.

West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson middle linebacker Junior Joseph was an unknown commodity in recruiting circles until about one week ago. He gained some notice after picking up offers from Kent State and Rutgers.

The Golden Flash were the first to offer the 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker.

"They offered me last Friday," Joseph said. "I never really spoke with them or anything, no mail or anything. They just kind of offered me out of the blue. They called my coaches and said they wanted to offer me a scholarship. I was really surprised."

The following day, Joseph ventured to Rutgers for a spring practice visit.

"I went up there Saturday and I had a feeling that they may offer. I had been talking to them for a few weeks, but I was still kind of surprised when they offered. I have been talking with Coach (Joe) Rossi.

"I got the chance to watch them practice and it was something very different for me. I had never seen a college practice. It was very intense and the hits were very hard. I have never seen that type of hitting up close. I look forward to taking part in some of that in the future. We didn't get to look around the campus too much. We did tour the facilities. The weight room was very nice and so was the film room."

Joseph is not sure if he will be able to attend the Rutgers spring game, due to a scheduling conflict with a 7on7 tournament.

"I'd love to go, but I think I'm playing in 7on7. I might go to Temple on Friday or Saturday. They really want me to come visit. I think I am also going to do the Junior Rank Prodigy Camp."

Two schools that Joseph hopes to hear from soon are Virginia and Maryland.

"Those are two schools that I really like. There's something about Maryland that I just like. I like watching them on T.V."

Joseph was a Second Team All-League selection after recording 60 tackles and four sacks.


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