Briscoe: "I've Been Waiting on Them for a While"

Rising Senior Wide Receiver Josh Briscoe received an official offer from the Duke Blue Devils early in his junior year. Now he has offer #2, as the NC State Wolfpack offered the potential top-10 North Carolina prospect a full scholarship via FedEX this past Monday.

Rising Senior Wide Receiver Josh Briscoe received an official offer from the Duke Blue Devils early in his junior year. Now he has offer #2, as the NC State Wolfpack officially offered the potential top-10 North Carolina prospect a full scholarship via FedEX this past Monday.

"I've been expecting it and it's about time," Briscoe said jokingly. "I've been waiting on them for a while and they have been one of my top schools since I was a sophomore. It shows me that they really want me because they offered early."

Josh also pointed out that his family was impressed by the official offer from the Wolfpack.

"My mom really loves NC State so she was happy and my dad said he would support me wherever I go."

This past season Briscoe visited N.C. State on several occasions, including to watch two Wolfpack football games.

"It was hardly ever a dull moment and it was loud. I like the way they pass the ball and that's one of the things I like about them."

With the Wolfpack joining the Duke Blue Devils as schools who have officially offered, NC State is right in the mix for Briscoe's services, but they will have to beat out several top regional programs for the talented wide receiver.

"North Carolina State, Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, and UNC are who I'm looking at. I don't really have a favorite, but I do have a top four of State, Virginia, Tennessee, and Carolina."

Don't look for Josh to attend many camps this summer.

"I'm not sure if I'm going to any school camps. I may go to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp but that's about it. I'm not going to do too many camps or combines because I feel that the schools have film and stats. That should really be enough for them to evaluate me."

Briscoe finished with 44 catches for 726 yards and 7 TDs in his junior season, as schools tried to slow down the 6'3 175 pound receiver.

"We changed things a bit on offense. Everyone tried to stop me deep so we started to run short routes so I could just make plays."

For his career, the Lawndale, North Carolina native has an astounding 117 receptions for 2,391 yards and 32 TDs. Those numbers led to his selection to attend the prestigious Army All-American Junior Combine. Josh admitted that the combine was definitely worth the trip out to Texas.

"It was fun. I got a chance to see a lot of the things I need to work on and competing against the top athletes in the nation was fun. I had a real sore knee, but I did pretty good considering that."

Although he has a firm scholarship offer from one of his main favorites, don't expect a quick decision from Briscoe.

"I want to announce at the beginning of August so I can get it off my shoulders before the season starts. But, if I get a word that I made the All-American Bowl Team then I may hold off and announce it at that game."

Author's Note: ESPN Analyst Tom Lemming, who selects the members of the Army All-American Bowl Team, will hold a photoshoot at NC State University on February 29th, Junior Day for the Wolfpack. Briscoe and many other rising seniors will be in attendance.


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