FRIAR TARGET: KALEB JOSEPH

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – Kaleb Joseph of Cushing Academy (MA) is a player that Providence has been targeting in the class of 2014.

The 6-foot-2 point guard took the time to speak with ScoutFriars.com while at The Hoop Group Summer Classic East outside of Philadelphia.

"They're recruiting me real hard," Joseph said of Providence. "They're at all my games. They have a lot playing time for me right away."

Joseph said that he has been on a visit to Providence, but was not exactly sure when it was. However, he added that it was "like a couple months ago."

As for what that visit was like, Joseph remarked, "It was good, nice campus. It's a nice school. I like it a lot."

Joseph went on to share his thoughts on Providence head coach Ed Cooley, who was on hand watching Joseph and the Mass Rivals on Wednesday night.

"He's a good guy. He works real hard," Joseph said. "You see him at all the games. He likes to show his face. They really get after it over there."

The rising senior said that it is indeed coach Cooley who he has been in touch with from Providence and he spoke about the relationship that they have.

"We have a good relationship," Joseph began. "He calls me all the time, so we talk all the time."

In addition, Joseph said that he knows a couple of current Friars as well as one who was recently on the squad.

"Yeah, Carson [Desrosiers], he used to play [for Mass Rivals]," Joseph said. "Kris Dunn, Ricardo Ledo, those are all my boys."

Asked of those guys are recruiting him toe PC, Joseph replied, "We all talk about it, but it's nothing too crazy."

Joseph also went on to discuss his recruitment as a whole and share who he has offers from at this point.

"Most of the ACC, a lot of the Big East schools, some Big Ten schools," Joseph said.

The four star prospect went on to discuss just what it is that he is looking for in his future college.

"I'm just looking for a good fit," Joseph said. "That's big for me. I want a good relationship with the coaching staff and I want to win. I want player development. I want coaches who are going to push me to my limits and help me get where I want to be at the end of the day."

As for whether location will be a factor for him, Joseph remarked, "No sir, I just want the right fit for me. I'm not going to pass up on a good opportunity just because of location."

Joseph claims no favorites right now and added that all schools are coming at him with equal vigor.

"All the schools that are recruiting me are coming at me real hard," Joseph said. "All the coaches that are recruiting me are always at the games. The coaches are always the games, I see the head coaches here. I'm just, I'm happy."

Joseph said that he does not exactly have a timetable for a commitment as of now.

"I'm in no rush," he said. "I'm just going to take it day by day. I'll see after this AAU season where it all takes me."

While Joseph has no visits planned right now and will not concern himself with that until after the AAU season is over, he has been to a few colleges already.

"I've visited local schools, the ones that are right around my house, Boston College and Providence," Joseph said. "I've been up to UConn. Those are the only schools, just because they're right in my backyard."

Joseph also talked about what his goal for the summer is.

"Prove I'm the best point guard in the country," Joseph said. "I haven't done that yet. This is my last AAU season . . . and I'm just ready to do it."

As for what type of player he is, the one word Joseph said he would use to describe his game is "versatile."

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