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Kendall Joseph, the linebacker prospect from Honea Path (South Carolina) Belton Honea Path, is finally starting to get his due after piling up some amazing stats the two seasons for the Bearcats. On Monday he received his first offer from a BCS school, Louisville, and on Tuesday he picked up another pair of offers.
He contacted us early Tuesday with the initial good news. "I just got offered by Appalachian State today."
Within a few hours Joseph had contacted us again with more good news.
"UCLA just offered me. Linebackers/special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich offered me."
For the UCLA offer, Joseph got an assist from one of his good friends and training partner, Ben Boulware, a 2014 linebacker from Anderson (South Carolina) T.L. Hanna, who is a Clemson commitment. In fact, the Bruins had never really made contact with Joseph before.
"No I never talked to them before. Ben Boulware, a great 2013 linebacker that I work out with all the time, was talking to the linebackers coach and recommended me to him. The coach evaluated my film, loved the way I played, and pulled the trigger with an offer."
So in a matter of 36 hours Joseph has gone from zero offers to three. With two BCS offers and one FCS offer to his name now we asked the 2014 prospect how he feels now with so much love being shown to him in the past few days? The 6'1, 220-pound playmaker told us his thoughts.
"It feels amazing, almost surreal, for those three offers to come that fast but hard work truly pays off."
Joseph says that is very interested in Louisville, Appalachian State, and UCLA because of their offers. Others have been in contact or on the fence it seems but with the fast trio of offers it would appear things could start to escalate in a hurry with other schools. So what other schools is the BHP standout interested in hearing a lot more from in the very near future?
SCPrepNation.com will continue to bring you the very latest on Kendall Joseph, as we told you first that he is one of the state's top prospects. In fact, check out some of his junior and sophomore season highlights below to see why he's one of the state's best.
JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (7 Games Played)