Josh Minton not ready to name a favorite

Southwestern (KY) High School defensive end Josh Minton continues to focus on his senior season and he told that his team, who faces Taylor County this weekend, is headed in the right direction. The 4-star prospect also discussed future official visits and shared his thoughts on the play of U of L senior defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

When the 2005 high school football season kicked off in late August, Southwestern (KY) High School's Josh Minton said that he wanted to put the recruiting process aside for a few months and focus on his senior season. Now seven games in, the 4-star defensive end prospect, told Inside The Ville that despite the current 3-4 record that he believe's that the team is headed in the right direction.

"It's going pretty well, but we do have a losing record right now," he said on Wednesday. "I think we are turning things around at the right time and that we are headed in the right direction."

This weekend, Southwestern hosts Taylor County in an important game that the home team is expected to win.

Taylor County's power, up-the-middle, running attack should translate into a more than usual active game for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end.

"I hope so," he said. "Most teams don't run on my side. It's been like that for the entire season."

Off the field, Minton continues to receive considerable attention from college's throughout the region. With scholarship offers from programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and a host of others already in hand, Minton has the opportunity to play at a number of the nations top programs. With so many options available, the All-State performer isn't ready to rule out anyone just yet.

"I've thought about it a little bit," he explained. "I wouldn't say that I really have a favorite yet. I'm not really ready to discuss a set of school's as favorites. I haven't planned any official visits yet, but I do plan on taking all five."

Minton also added that he is near certain of at least two school's that will receive official visits later this year.

"I'm pretty sure that I'll take visits to Kentucky and Louisville, but there will be some others too."

Minton has been impressed by the play
of U of L defensive end Elvis Dumervil

Minton had also hoped to have visited for a Louisville game by now, but said that he plans on doing so before the season is out.

"I haven't been able to go, but I've watched almost every game on t.v.," he said. "They're defense has looked pretty good most of the time. Elvis Dumervil is having a great year."

"Wow! Watching him and seeing the things that he is doing gives me something to work towards. He's just so quick - it's like he has an extra gear that he goes into to when he's out there."

Stay with for the latest on Minton and his future college decision.

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