Joseph says LSU choice was a no-brainer

For New Iberia Catholic High stand-out tight end Mitch Joseph, committing to LSU was an easy decision. "The team is close, being in-state and all, so my friends and family could come see me play," said Joseph. "It's one of the top colleges I wanted to go to and I just received a lot of support to go there and play."

Last season for New Iberia Catholic, Joseph not only grabbed 16 catches for 404 yards and two touchdowns, he also nabbed first team all-district, all-Acadiana and 3A all-state honors.


Joseph said once he made his decision, others schools backed off.


"Ole Miss was recruiting me pretty hard before," said Joseph. "Since I committed, they haven't really been in contact with me."


Joseph said he has always been a fan of LSU and is excited to be playing for them.


"I went to some games in the past," said Joseph. "I've been a fan and I've liked them since I was little."


LSU does not have a lot of depth at the tight end position and the coaches feel like Joseph has what it takes to contribute early.


"They (coaches) told me that I have a good chance to play young," said Joseph. "I could get in as early as my sophomore year. The guy who is the tight end now is a senior, so he will be finished after this year, so I'll have a good chance."


Joseph said his summer will be filled with camps and practice.


"We just started summer workouts," said Joseph. "So, I'll be doing that as well as some extra stuff, working with the quarterback's in the afternoon. I want to get stronger and faster for next season. My goal is to win all of our games."


Although football is important to the four-star prospect, Joseph knows he has to in the classroom as well.


"Right now I'm a ‘B' student," said Joseph. "I made an 18 on the ACT. I'm thinking about going into a major that will deal with the medical field. I talked with my mom about it and she said I'd have a lot of good opportunities there."

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