Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback/wide receiver Vincent Joseph (5-10, 178, 4.41) will be a rare three-year starter for the legendary Jackrabbit program when his senior season rolls around this coming September.
Being a three-year starter for Poly puts Joseph in rare company. Every other three-year starter is either playing on Saturday's or on Sunday's.
Joseph was such a blanket from his corner position as a junior that Poly moved him to free safety to take advantage of his cover skills. That being said, Joseph broke up an astonishing 37 passes and racked up 27 tackles.
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Joseph's junior season performance saw him selected first-team all-state underclassman, first-team all-CIF, first-team all-area and first-team all-league.
Joseph's stellar season helped propel Poly to the Division I Southern Section CIF Championship in 2004.
On the recruiting front Joseph currently has five written offers and two verbal offers.
The written offers are from Oregon, Cal, Washington, Washington State and Colorado.
The verbal offers have come from Miami and Texas.
"Miami was down here looking for wide receivers and they told me to send them my transcripts," Joseph said. "Once they see my transcripts and if they check out, Miami said they would offer."
"I would love to go to Miami," Joseph said. "Miami is a real good school and I like them a lot. If the Hurricanes offer in writing then they would be tied with Oregon."
"Texas pretty much told me the same thing that Miami did," Joseph said. "They want me to send in my transcripts."
The University of Oregon has a special place with Joseph and the Ducks look like they will be tough beat.
"I love everything about the Oregon Ducks," Joseph said. "The facilities, the coaching staff is really cool and the scenery of Eugene."
"It is real quiet in Eugene," Joseph said. "Oregon will give me the opportunity to concentrate on school and football."
"I will commit to Oregon if I don't get any other offers after the dead period is over," Joseph said. "I just want to get the decision out of the way and concentrate on my senior season."
"I also have a lot of family in Oregon."