What schools have offered you?
"I have a lot. The main ones are Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Duke, Connecticut, Indiana, Minnesota, UCF, Boston College and Arizona State. Other schools like Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan have also offered."
I understand Georgia Tech has also been recruiting you. Is an offer from the Yellow Jackets coming soon?
"It's in the works. I believe it will happen."
Is Georgia Tech looking at you on offense or defense?
"They like me at running back, A-back."
Joel has already taken an official visit to Boston College. Next Friday he will be taking one to Oklahoma State and then the next week he'll take one at Georgia Tech on the 19th.
How was your visit to Boston College?
"It was nice, it was my first. I enjoyed it. It's cold up there, so you have to get used to that. I like the coaches and players. Now I just want to see the other schools, so I can compare them."
Were you able to see any games this fall?
"Yeah I went to the Mississippi State and Miami games at Tech. [Tech] looked good. The only games I saw, they were blowing the other team out. That offense is something different. It looks good. These top-name teams couldn't stop it."
Is location a factor in selecting a school?
"It's just good to be wanted, so I want to take a good look at whoever wants me."
What are you looking for in choosing a school?
"Education, will I actually play[?], and the atmosphere are all important. I won't lie though, it's also a goal of mine to get to the League (NFL) one day."
Joel doesn't have a timetable for making a commitment, but seems to be doing his homework on schools and making sure to take his visits.