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Army considered by three-star lineman

Patrick Joseph has two Pac-12 offers but the Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star offensive lineman is also not counting out Army and he's serious enough about it that he's planning a visit there this summer.
"That visit is going to help me toward my decision in where I want to go," Joseph said.
"They're being seriously considered. Their education is excellent. I really like some of the coaches there. They have a really good coaching staff. They're not the best football team around but they definitely have a great school and that's a major part of what I'm in it for to get the education."
Joseph, who also has offers from Arizona and Arizona State, said his father served in the Marines and his mother was in the United State Public Health Service so he knows about the perks of military life.
With Army already offering, Joseph said it's a serious option for him.
"I see myself as a leader and I think being a leader in the military would be something good for me," Joseph said. "It's a challenge I'm definitely up to. I'm up for it."
Arizona and Arizona State are also appealing to Joseph, who said he's taken unofficial visits to both schools and is impressed.
Both are closer to home and that could be a draw. He likes the new coaching staffs and how they're turning around their respective programs as well.
After his Army visit, Joseph said he should know which way he's leaning.
"I took unofficial visits to both U of A and ASU," Joseph said. "Both of the programs have been down the past couple of seasons but they're both headed in great directions now.
"I do like them because they are closer to home for me. They're both great programs and I like where they're headed with the new coaching staffs."