Poly Cornerback Has Top Five

Vincent Joseph, the 5-9, 180-pound cornerback prospect from Long Beach Poly, tells us about the schools that have offered him and his favorites...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Vincent Joseph (5-9, 180) has received four scholarship offers, with another potential one on its way.

"I've gotten offered by Oregon, Colorado, Washington State, and Cal. And SC has said they may be offering me soon," said Joseph.

As of now, Joseph's top five schools consist of Oregon, Washington State, USC, California and Miami.

"I'm pretty open right now, but Oregon is probably my top school by a little. USC and Washington State are right there," said Joseph.

Joseph said UCLA is still recruiting him, but not as much as early on. "They said they needed to see my transcripts from the end of the year before they offer," said Joseph. "I'm working hard in the classroom to make sure I qualify easily this year."

Good sources indicate, though, that Joseph would have a difficult time getting admitted under UCLA's academic standards.

Joseph hasn't been able to attend any camps this spring because of track conflicts, and the lone junior day he attended was at UCLA. "It's been tough to do track and the camps, but it's paying off in track," said Joseph, who finished fourth in the 100m at the CIF Masters Meet, while the Long Beach Poly 4X100 relay finishes second this last weekend in the state meet.

Joseph has tentatively set up a visit to Oregon during the winter, and is planning a trip to Miami but said the other three will be set up later.

As a junior, Joseph had 25 tackles, 27 pass breakups, 3 fumble recoveries and also blocked 5 field goals.

Despite probably not being able to pass UCLA admissions, Joseph said he's on track academically by NCAA standards.

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