Ellsworth CC (Iowa) offensive lineman Tanis Joseph has been steadily picking up new interest from schools and Hawaii has entered the fold recently with the promise of early playing time.
“They told me I could come in and start right away," Joseph said. "The position is open for me.”
Joseph said he isn’t sure what going to Hawaii for school would be like, but he knows the islands would be a breathtaking place to go to school.
“It's Hawaii, but it'd be real nice."
Joseph keeps in touch with the Hawaii staff on Twitter and he’s excited to check out the school on a visit if given the opportunity.
“They seem like nice people. The coach has some experience... there’s a pretty good O-line coach.”
Joseph doesn’t know much about Hawaii so there’s still a long ways to go with the 6-4, 295-pound tackle, but he’s open to it.
Georgia State, Marshall, SMU, Fresno State, UAB and Southern Miss have offered the expected May graduate. Iowa State, Utah and Oregon State are showing interest so far.
As far as whether Joseph would rather be at tackle or guard, he likes being out on the edge at tackle.
"It's different. You're out there on the island there. I don't know how to explain it really. I like it," Joseph said. "I've been working on the double-team blocks and blocking up to the backers."
"I'm pretty much open right now. I've got to narrow down my visits. I'll probably take some visits around January," Joseph said. "Just looking for a great education and great coaching. I'm looking for a school that needs me."null