Joseph is already a two-time first-team all-county selection by the Miami Herald and the the No. 105 general prospect within the 247Sports.com composite rankings for the Class of 2023—maybe the very best pure slot receiver within the nation. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound wideout had 41 catches for 832 yards and 12 touchdowns final 12 months, guiding the Red Raiders to a second straight profitable season after they’d gone three years with out one.
Even when Joseph was dedicated to Clemson, the Hurricanes aggressively pursued the native athlete, bringing him to campus for someplace round a dozens visits within the almost seven months since coach Mario Cristobal took over as coach. After one current go to, Joseph mentioned he at all times figured he’d wind up enjoying for his hometown group, he simply barely heard from former coach Manny Diaz and Miami’s earlier teaching employees.
“They made it easy for me to get out and leave,” Joseph mentioned June 13, a day earlier than he decommitted from the Tigers. “I always tell everybody, If Miami would’ve been recruiting me how this staff is recruiting me from the jump, I would’ve been going to Miami.”
The Hurricanes, nevertheless, nonetheless needed to beat out the Louisville Cardinals and Texas A&M Aggies to land the All-American receiver, and so they had been in a position to lock up his dedication over the weekend.
This dedication is a giant one for Miami and never simply because he’s solely the third blue-chip recruit to affix the Hurricanes’ 2023 recruiting class. Joseph offers Miami an vital native foothold and a possible chief within the class due to the respect he has throughout the area, each for his electrifying play at Edison and his 7-on-7 work for South Florida Express.
Joseph’s dedication strikes Miami’s 2023 class up into the highest 30, from No. 36 to No. 26.
David Wilson, a Maryland native, is the Miami Herald’s utility man for sports activities protection.