Joe Joseph of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando (Fla.) is one of the top defensive tackles in the Southeast. The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder can disrupt a play as soon as the ball is snapped. He is a relentless pass rusher and controls the line of scrimmage. Joseph has the kind of talent that can dictate a game for four quarters even when he faces double teams. During his junior campaign he had 92 tackles and seven sacks. He carries a 2.9 grade point average; he plans to take the SAT this summer. He was named to the All-State Second Team and to the All-Central Florida Team.
Joseph has received interest from Maryland, Ohio State, Florida, South Carolina, East Carolina, Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, South Florida, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Central Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Connecticut. He has offers from Florida, East Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio State, and Central Florida with Florida and Ohio State showing the most interest. Joseph has a top five of Florida, Ohio State, Miami, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He spoke about his favorites.
"Miami and Florida, I've always liked them. When Ohio State came down they really caught my attention, but so did Tennessee. South Carolina was the first to offer me," Joseph said.
Does one of those colleges stand out from his top five?
"Florida they have the location and my major Engineering. I like the program because it is on the rise. They have a lot of interest in me so I have a lot of interest in them," Joseph stated.
Joseph spoke about his plans for the summer.
"I'm going to the Central Florida camp this weekend. I am going to take a trip up to South Carolina to see my family. My grandmother, aunts and uncles live there. I'm going to try to make it to the school to check it out," Joseph said.
When asked if proximity to home will play a factor in his decision Joseph said…
"It really doesn't matter, but I would like to stay close to home in case I was needed."
Stay tuned to the TheInsiders.Com for all the latest news on Joe Joseph throughout the summer months.
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