2005 Profile: Josh Briscoe

When it comes to recruiting, prospects can often make names for themselves early on in their high school careers. Junior Wide Receiver Josh Briscoe has done just that, and it's led to attention from some of the best programs in the region.

Briscoe had an outstanding sophomore season at Lawndale (NC) Burns High School, finishing with over 1,100 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. The 6'4 180-pounder has started his junior season with a bang as well.

"My stats aren't as high as they were at this point last season, but we're winning games still, and that's all that matters," Briscoe said. "We're not throwing as much as last year, but making plays when we do throw is what I do. I have 6 total touchdowns so far this year, with 5 of those being on receptions. I have scored in every game, and will continue to work hard to get into the end zone."

After posting such impressive numbers early in his high school career, Briscoe's attracted attention from high-major colleges around the region, and already has one official offer.

"Wake, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Nebraska, Clemson, Marshall, and Duke are all recruiting me. Duke has offered me a full scholarship and Virginia's showing high interest too. NC State likes me a lot, but are waiting it out right now on the offer."

This past summer Josh attended his first individual college camp, as he worked out in Raleigh with NC State for their week-long camp.

"It was awesome! I got the chance to work with the senior group of wide receivers and against the senior group of defensive backs. Coach Holiday had me staying after practice with the top senior receivers doing one-on-one patterns with the top quarterbacks. I loved that camp."

Briscoe's the model student-athlete, who boasts a 3.83 GPA and is also Student Body Vice President at Burns. This fall he's taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Tennessee, Duke, and NC State unofficially.

"I went to Tennessee for their game with Fresno State. The 'Vol walk was awesome. The recruits having their own room to go to during the game was great. I also loved the indoor stadium."

"The next game I went to was Duke and Western Carolina. I like the Yoh building. The stadium is unique in its own way."

"This past weekend I went to Raleigh and watched State play Texas Tech. I loved the new football complex. The new locker room, weight room, and indoor 40 yard dash track was eye-catching."

After taking early visits to three of his favorite programs, does the talented wideout, who some call the best receiver in the state, have a leader?

"Well, I loved the Vol walk. They had us walking down the street before the players, and the band played for us, and the fans screamed and cheered. But, NC State has always been my school. I will keep them #1 for right now, with Tennessee and Virginia real close behind. Duke is up right behind those two."

Don't expect a decision anytime soon from Briscoe, even if his favorite comes forth with a scholarship offer.

"Probably not right now, but I do want to have a decision before my first senior game."

Josh Briscoe is definitely a prospect to watch over the upcoming season because he could develop into a major target for the Wolfpack!

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