Grand Prairie (Texas) South Grand Prairie defensive tackle Joey Searcy is one of the top interior defensive linemen in the state of Texas. He stands at 6-foot-1, 276 pounds and plays with a high motor and high intensity. Though he has been battling injuries early in the season, Searcy is looking towards an impact senior year.
"He's been a little bit injured and he didn't play last week but he will play this week," said South Grand Prairie head coach Robert Davies. "We are very high on Joey. We think probably his best thing is he just plays extremely hard which is kind of a rare thing for a young defensive lineman his size…That and he's very strong and explosive."
The main focus for Searcy right now is getting his academics in order and getting himself qualified but he is getting attention from a number of programs and already holds several major offers. Recently Michigan, Utah and Utah State have been showing Searcy a lot of interest and Boise State officially offered him.
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Who else has officially offered the defensive star?
"Utah, Iowa, Utah State, Minnesota, Colorado, Louisiana Tech and that's all I can think of off the top of my head," Searcy said. "I'm setting up some visits like to Iowa State and Colorado."
So far, South Grand Prairie is off to a fast start to the season. Searcy and his teammates hope that translates into some big results.
"The season's going good since we're 2-1 now but we're just trying to work hard and trying to get to the state championship," he said.