Joseph Recaps Official Visit

Stroudsburg (Pa.) defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph breaks down his official visit to Rutgers. Joseph committed to Rutgers last summer and has been a frequent visitor to campus since coming to a final decision.

Stroudsburg (Pa.) three-star defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph spent last weekend at Rutgers on an official visit, but got to turn the tables on head coach Kyle Flood earlier this week.

Shortly after returning home from his official visit, Joseph hosted Flood and special teams coordinator Joe Rossi for an in-home visit to spend time together and prepare for National Signing Day.

"[The in-home visit] was amazing," Joseph said. "I can't wait for Signing Day. Can't wait."

Like any proper lineman, the food options on Joseph's official visit stood out as a highlight.

"It was great," Joseph said. "They showed us all around the school, all different parts of what I can expect. We saw all the great restaurants there. It was awesome. I had a great time getting to know the rest of my class better. It was fun."

Freshman defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick hosted Joseph on his visit. Like Joseph, Pinnix-Odrick committed to Rutgers before the start of his senior year after spending a lot of summer time on campus.

"He told me how much work I'm in for," Joseph said. "It's a big transition to go to college football and play for [defensive line coach Jim Panagos. I have to start preparing myself mentally. Everything I asked, he answered truthfully. He was a great host."

Joseph played an active role in recruiting the uncommitted prospects visiting last weekend.

He spent time with receiver Janarion Grant and running back Devan Carter, who both verbally committed early this week.

Joseph shared a room with University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore during the visit. Heading into the final week of recruiting, Moore is the top uncommitted target on the board for Rutgers.

"We all talked to Skai Moore a little bit to try to convince him," Joseph said. "It's going to be his decision, but we talked about why I committed to Rutgers. I told him about how my [family] wasn't that excited right when I committed but now they love Rutgers and coach Flood and don't want me to go anywhere else."

Joseph checks in as the No. 52 prospect on the East Coast. The three-star defensive tackle ranks in as the No. 39 player at his position in the class of 2013.


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