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2018 LSU commit talks visit, junior year

Billy caught up with LSU 2018 defensive back commit Kelvin Joseph to talk about his summer, commitment and visit to LSU.

2018 Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet defensive back Kelvin Joseph had a busy summer camping and taking a couple vacations. Now that summer is over and he can be contacted by schools, Alabama, TCU, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Georgia are schools that are standing out to him in addition to being committed to LSU.

As for the Tigers, it's that feeling of home that gets Joseph feeling good every time he's there. He tripped multiple times to LSU for camps this summer.

"LSU is my hometown and I always feel at home whenever I go there. LSU offers everything for me," Joseph said. "They like my size and abilities. They talk to me about coming in and playing early if I come in and work hard."

Corey Raymond, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke are the coaches he's hearing from the most — all come with different positives.

"He (Raymond) just keeps telling me to keep on working so I can come in and play as a freshman. He (Craig) just talks with me about my family and not about football. He (Juluke) is real cool. He's outgoing."

Joseph told Tiger Blitz that Alabama is coming harder after him than LSU is right now. The four-star cornerback visited Alabama for camp this summer and Burton Burns continues to push him as his recruiting coach as well as Nick Saban. Joseph camped at Alabama this summer.

"It was good. The coaching at the camp. It was more hands on and 1-on-1. He (Saban) was just working on my technique with me and how I can do the right things," Joseph said. "They were telling me a lot how I can change the game with my play. The coaches really stood out. They were telling me how they want to get me there for a game."

Alabama, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are getting visits this fall from Joseph, who will catch Alabama vs. Texas A&M later this fall and be back at Tiger Stadium for LSU's SEC opener against Mississippi State on Saturday.

For his own season, he feels like he's improved on the little things that can help elevate his game.

"My technique. I've just been practicing hard and working hard. I feel like I can take my team to another level," Joseph said. 

There are high expectations for Scotlandville Magnet, which is 2-0 this year and coming off a 36-20 win over St. Augustine. 

"Most exciting part is to be a part of this team that I think we have the talent to go to the dome and win a state championship, the 6-foot, 182-pound cornerback said. "We just gotta play as a team, listen to our coach and stay disciplined."

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Joseph gave his thoughts on LSU's first game of the season under Dave Aranda against Wisconsin, which ended in a loss.

"They played lights out. Gave up a couple cheap plays. He (White) made a lot of big plays for the team," Joseph said. "I fit good. I look at it as it's going to be a good season for the team."

Joseph stopped by LSU this weekend for the Tigers' home opener against Jacksonville State. Despite the rain, Joseph was impressed with the visit.

"I liked the game. "It was a high intensity level throughout the whole game. I just wanted the team come out with a W," Joseph told Tiger Blitz after the visit.

Joseph's biggest goals for his junior season are to win a state championship, but to do so in a historic fashion by setting records.

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