Joseph part of high-octane offense

East St. John High School has torn through the regular season with perhaps the most potent offense in the state, and star receiver Reggie Joseph has been a big part of that success.<br><br>The 6-foot, 189-pounder is preparing to face St. Augustine in the first round of the 5A playoffs this Friday but took time to discuss recruiting.

"It's been a great season," Joseph says. "I love being a part of this high-powered offense," says Joseph of his team, which includes running back and Miami commitment Derron Thomas and junior quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, expected to be one of the top prospects in 2005.

Joseph stands out for excellent hands and great skills as a route runner, and the toughness he's displayed this season will no doubt appeal to coaches all over the country.

"I got hurt midway through the season and that limited my production a little bit," he says. "I thought it was just a pulled muscle, but after I played on it for about a month and it still bothered me I went and got it checked out and I had a hairline fracture in my tibia."

Joseph has official visits scheduled for Indiana and Colorado on Dec. 12 and Jan. 9 respectively. He said he plans to make an official visit to LSU late in January.

He has already attended three LSU football games though and says he feels at home at LSU. Joseph has no immediate plans to commit anywhere and says he won't make a decision until making at least one visit.

Joseph carries a 2.9 GPA, and plans on taking the ACT again in December to cement his eligibility.

"I'm enjoying it," Joseph says of the recruiting process. "It's exciting and you never know what's going to come next."

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