Joseph Ibiloye: Ready to Narrow Things Down

South Garland safety Joseph Ibiloye was one of the most impressive prospects in attendance at Texas' second junior day in late February. However, the Longhorn coaching staff didn't make much of an attempt to contact Ibiloye after his visit. It appeared that Texas had lost interest, but this was far from the truth.

The Longhorns simply didn't have Joseph Ibiloye's new cell phone number. It wasn't a lack of interest that caused the break. The Longhorn coaches simply couldn't get in touch with him. Texas sent three coaches to Garland to further evaluate Ibiloye during spring practice.

"There were three coaches from Texas that came down: Coach (Bobby) Kennedy, Coach (Larry) Mac Duff and Coach (Oscar) Giles," Joseph Ibiloye said. "They talked to my coach. Then they called my other cell phone, so I didn't get to talk to them. I talked to them today, and they said they were going to call later tonight and talk some more."

"There in a situation where they are low on scholarships. They said they want to see how I feel about Texas," Ibiloye added when asked about the conversation between the Longhorn coaches and South Garland Head Coach Mickey Moss.

Texas is not the only school that has stopped by South Garland this spring. Several of college footballs top programs have come by to check out Ibiloye as well.

"This spring, people like Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia have come by," Ibiloye said.

On top of receiving all kinds of attention during spring practice, Ibiloye has also reeled in several more offers in last two weeks, raising his total to 19. The latest schools to offer were Miami and Michigan. Ibiloye plans on narrowing down his list in the next couple of weeks.

"After spring practice, I am going to write down my favorites," Ibiloye said. "I've got some teams that I really like, and I will probably narrow it down after spring football."

Who has a good chance at getting into Ibiloye's top five?

"Miami, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and LSU," Ibiloye said. "I'm going to look at Texas if they offer."


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