Joseph Knows Two Officials

Continuing to add BCS offers before his season begins on August 31, Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Boaz Joseph knows two schools he wants to take official visits to before making his decision.

MADISON- Boaz Joseph only needed one offer to be extended to him for college coaches to realize that the 6-1, 190-pound defensive back from Cypress Bay (Fla.) High School had enough talent to play at the BCS level.

Joseph first offer came from Wisconsin in the spring and since then, he's seen an additional 15 offers come his way with the latest one being from Missouri.

"They have sent me a lot of letters about the school so I wasn't surprised when they offered me," Joseph told Badger Nation. "That's a really good SEC school."

With so many options, Joseph – a three-star prospect ranked the No.114 cornerback in the country by - has to decide now where he wants to go and take his visits. Planning to take his five official visits, there are two schools that he already knows where he will be visiting.

"I don't really know where I want to set my visits up but I know I want to visit Wisconsin and Kentucky," Joseph said. "I'll have to look at my schedules and try and figure out when I can go because my schedule is going to be more hectic (with football starting).

"The reason why I want to visit Wisconsin and Kentucky is because they have kept in contact with me the most and I also have a good relationship with both the Wisconsin and Kentucky coaching staff."

Joseph's recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin is co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge and they have built a good relationship since the Badgers have offered him, according to Joseph.

"Coach Partridge and I stay in contact with emails and he'll send me letters about the school," Joseph said. "I call him about once a month but when we do talk, he usually talks to me about the weather. He's also getting to know me as well. He's curious what I'm up to and he tells me a little bit about himself."

Joseph attended two football camps this summer (attending the Florida State camp and Miami's football camp), but his motive wasn't to earn more offers. Joseph simply wanted to test himself against some of Florida's best high school players so he could improve his game as a defensive back.

"I wanted to work on my technique and learn more about my position," Joseph said. "I wasn't worried about getting offers while I was there. I just tried to improve my game and I think I did that. While I was at the camps, they taught me a lot of techniques and I've been able to carry over what I learned on to the practice field. I also learned how to be patient on the football field."

With Joseph preparing to play his final prep football season in Florida, Joseph knows how he would like to end his career as a player for Cypress Bay when he and his teammates open the season August 31.

"As a team we still have plenty of work to do but we definitely have the talent," Joseph said. "I think we can make playoffs and possibly make a deep run if we get there. Individually I would like to build off of my performance last year and consistently play well. I also would like to become a better leader for the team because we have somewhat of a young team. If I can become a good leader for the team I'm confident that will lead to a successful season."

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