The 2007 season didn't quite go as well as expected for DB Josh Peprah or his Plano East teammates but that now is only serving as motivation for a bounce back campaign in 2008. Peprah who burst onto the scene in 2006 earning first team all 9-5A honors in helping lead the Panthers to a 10-3 record and a trip to the Class 5A Regional Semi-Finals. In 2007 PESH fell to 6-4 and missed the playoffs as Josh was named honorable mention all 9-5A.
Standing at 5'11 ½ and 195 pounds and with 4.5 speed in the forty Peprah combines good size for a DB and he's got great speed and explosiveness as boasts a 35 inch vertical leap and a 250 pound bench press max along with a 415 pound squat max.
"I think I consider myself more of a coverage guy and that's where I am best, I see the field well and I have good hands," replied Peprah when asked about the strong points of his game. Josh says this off-season he is focused on being more of a student of the game and being more aggressive to the ball.
Besides starring on the football field, Josh is also a key member of the Plano East track team where he specializes in the sprints. Josh also comes from some strong bloodlines as his older brother, Charlie Peprah starred at Plano East and went on to play at Alabama and is currently a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oregon State are all in the mix to land the star DB from Plano East, but Peprah was hesitant to name a favorite at this time.
Look for Josh to once again try and lead the Panthers to the 7 on 7 state tournament this July at Texas A&M, he also will attend at least two and possibly three camps this summer. "When I make my decision I am going to take a look at the depth chart along with the academic standing of the school," said Peprah who plans on majoring in Business.
As for a timetable on a decision Josh hasn't set one, "I think I am going to play it by ear, if the right offer comes along I'll commit but for now I am focused on helping us get back to the playoffs and hopefully for a long run."