North Carolina WR Lists Favorites
North Carolina WR Lists Favorites
by Sean Kelly
With over fourteen offers, Lawndale (N.C.) Burns wide receiver Josh Briscoe to scale back his list some and says he is now down to his seven/eight favorite schools. Briscoe, rated a three star prospect by TheInsiders, is a tall and lanky receiver with the ability and track record of going up and getting balls, a skill that has not escaped coaches from across the ACC, SEC and Big 12 conferences.
Briscoe had 44 catches for 726 yds and 7 TDs as a JR last year and says he has been working hard this summer preparing for the season and getting ready to put up big numbers this year. Wildcat fans have grown accustomed to hearing this but Coach Peterson is in charge of Briscoe's recruitment- and the Cats have offered.
Quick Stats :(self-reported)
Weight: 175 pounds
Forty Time: 4.45 secs.
As for favorites right now, eight schools have made the cut thus far. And the winners are:
"I really have a top seven/eight schools right now that I like. In no particular order Duke, NC St., Clemson, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Nebraska and probably Kansas State is in there also."
As for interest level, Josh says he gets letters about three times a week from the coaching staff and that the Wildcats have extended a formal offer.
"Yes sir, Kansas State has already offered me. I got my offer letter May 11th, they sent it Fed-ex."
Currently, Briscoe is looking forward to visiting schools but says in terms of recruiting says location is not important and will not be a factor in his decision.
"Leaving the state or playing elsewhere is really not that important to me. I will go anywhere to play, I just have to find the right place and that could be out of state."
So what kind of WR is Briscoe. Well, most recievers at the high school level will face double teams but not entire defenses created to neutralize you.
"I know one game against Shelby where they cahgned their entire defense to guard me. They had one guy at the line to jam me and then this other guy behind him to try and cover me short and then another guy behind that guy in case if I got beyond the first two.
In terms of where the Cats stand having offered.
"I mean it was really kinda like a surprise for me when they offered. I really did not know that much about them before they offered. When they offered it pushed them up on my list cause you know I really did not know that much about them and when they offered I knew they were serious and I started looking a them more. Them offering really kinda pushed them up on the list."
As for what Briscoe likes about Kansas State and why they are one of his top schools.
"I know they that put a lot of receivers in the NFL and the past and they like to pass the ball a pretty good bit….I want to go somewhere where they pass the ball a lot and their offense does that. That's my goal to play in the NFL. First I need to go to college and then I want to go somewhere that puts players in the NFL and I know they put a lot of receivers in the NFL."
As for a decision, that will come in the very near future.
"I will probably be making my decision sometime in at the end of September or early October. I am going to graduate in December so I am going early enroll for college. I am going to be going to school in January- so I have to make a decision probably in September."
As for academics, Briscoe has already taken both the SAT and ACT and is fully qualified.
In terms of what Josh is looking for in selecting a college.
"First of all I am looking for a school that offers my major….education comes first. I want to major in communications or computer programming so I want a school that has a good program there. Then I am looking at the coaches. I am going to look at the coaching staff and how much they pass the ball and how the players get along. All of that is going to be a factor."
What he likes about the Wildcat offense.
"You know I have seen them play a couple times and they pass the ball a good bit and you know they put players and receivers in the NFL."
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