The Secret is Out

Offering Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Boaz Joseph at the beginning of April, Wisconsin was able to make the early impact, as Joseph has addded 14 more scholarship offers to his collection. Do the Badgers still rank near the top of his list after adding Big Ten and SEC offers?

MADISON - Much to the chagrin Wisconsin defensive line coach Charlie Partridge, the secret is officially out on Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Boaz Joseph.

The Badgers were the first school to offer the 6-1, 190-pound cornerback in early April when Joseph was just starting. But as his highlight tape has circles throughout different college coaching offices, Joseph has now seen his offer list climb to double digits.

"It's been a great opportunity for me because I was just trying to get my grades up and graduate," Joseph told Badger Nation. "Now everything is working with me with schools and football. I have a lot of choices now."

Joseph sits on 15 offers – Akron, Bowling Green, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, Memphis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin – and while he claims to have no favorites, he does have special respect for the Badgers because they were the first school to believe in him.

"I've been keeping in contact a lot with coach Partridge," said Joseph. "He calls me every month to let me know they are still interested and we talk about different things. Coach Partridge tells me Wisconsin is a hardworking program, which is a lot like my school program. Wisconsin is a great program, the city has a lot of stuff to do and you won't get in trouble up there because of all the things to do."

Joseph has plans to go to a couple camps and take a couple unofficial visits, but hasn't planned where and when he is going. Joseph also plans to take his official visits before making a decision. When he's not on the road, Joseph says his summer will be a balance between workouts and online classes – working to get ahead of the curve.

"The offers make me work harder because it gives me a chance to play at the next level and possibly play at the level after that," said Joseph. "It really pushes me."

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