Joseph has "great experience" in Louisville

Kendall Joseph received his first scholarship offer from Louisville in March and has since added six more. The three-star linebacker from Honea Path, South Carolina recently visited the U of L program and spoke to Cardinal Authority about the trip.

In mid-March Louisville became the first to extend a scholarship offer to linebacker Kendall Joseph of Belton Honea Path (S.C.) High School, so the three-star prospect made a point to schedule a trip to visit the Cardinals program.

"It went really well," Joseph said of his trip to Louisville last week. "I got to sit down and talk to Coach Strong and all the other coaches. I got to visit the campus and meet some of the linebackers and other players."

"It was a great experience," added the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker. "I got a really good feel for the program."

Since U of L linebackers coach Brian Jean Mary offered, Joseph has seen the interest rise, as Clemson, Duke, Appalachian State, UCLA, Furman and Georgia Tech have all followed suit.

"It's real exciting," Joseph told Cardinal Authority. "About two months ago I had zero offers and now they started piling in. It's a real good experience. I'm sure more [offers] will come, but I'm probably going to make my decision in the summer."

While Joseph currently claims "no favorites," he does have an idea what he'll be looking for when the time comes to make a college choice.

"I want to get a feel for the coaching staff and especially my position coach," he explained. "I want to see how early I can get on the field, because I would like to make an impact early. Academics is a big part for me, so I want to make sure that I have a good academic system as well."

Rated as the nation's 31st middle linebacker by, Joseph totaled 129 tackles, including 13 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles.

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