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At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, Hallandale's Davin Joseph is one of the state's top defensive line prospects. The state champion wrestler and all-state football standout talks about the recruiting process, names his current favorites, and talks about the University of Miami in this exclusive interview with

At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, Davin Joseph has the best physical build of any player at this age that I've ever seen. You could put him next to Greg Lloyd or Junior Seau and physically not notice much of a difference. And that's without ever having worked out in a weightroom until his junior year in high school. Joseph is a defending state champion heavyweight wrestler. He goes both ways for the Chargers, but is being recruited to play on defense. In four games, Joseph has five quarterback sacks on defense. Inside the classroom, he's fully qualified with a 3.3 GPA and 910 SAT score.

Which schools have been calling you this month: Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Auburn, N.C. State, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Boston College.

Which of those schools have sent you scholarship offers in writing: All of them except for Miami.

If signing day were tomorrow, what's it looking like: Ohio State, Michigan State, and Oklahoma are my favorites right now.

It sounds like you want to leave Florida: Yeah, mainly because of wrestling. I also think I want to play in the Big 10 or Big 12. I like that brand of football.

Have you scheduled any official visits: I visiting Michigan State this weekend. After that, I'm not sure. I want to visit Ohio State and Oklahoma too. I'm not sure about the others yet.

Talk about the University of Miami: They're very good. I wouldn't mind going there at all. If I stay in Florida, I'd like to go to Miami. It's just that right now other schools are showing more interest in me. Greg Mark calls me and everything, so I dont know. That's all I can say right now.

Personally, it sounds like Joseph has wrestling on his mind. I got the impression that he wants to wrestle in college and combining that with his wanting to play in the Big 10 or Big 12, it appears he'll end up signing with one of his three favorites. But if Miami offers him a scholarship, that could all change. Whether they will or not will have to be determined later in the season, so stay tuned for more.

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