Take a look at Lake Dallas DB Ferrando Joseph in action throughout his junior campaign…
Joseph Big on Horned Frogs
Ferrando Joseph will be playing on both sides of the ball this season, but says most schools are liking him in the secondary. "I feel more comfortable at safety," said Joseph, who undoubtedly shined on the defensive side of the ball at the Denton (TX) High 7v7 tournament last weekend. "That's what I started playing varsity at. I know everything about safety." So why the switch to receiver this summer? "I played receiver when I was a freshman. I had the ball skills for it. I kept asking to play both ways, and they're finally going to let me this year." The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder admits schools like TCU, Navy, and Texas State are actually recruiting him at cornerback. "They feel like I'm an undersized safety," he explains. On the other hand, he notes the Jayhawks of Kansas love him at safety. So while Joseph's position at the next level is debatable, one thing that's certain is he'll bring speed no matter where he ends up, as he runs an average 4.5 forty. "None of the schools have offered. I have to take the ACT," reported Joseph. "But they're all recruiting me hard." Especially TCU, who is Joseph's No. 1. Growing up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, he followed the Horned Frogs and dreamed of someday playing in that purple. It really sunk in when the Lake Dallas athlete attended the spring game. "It was great. They showed us the facilities, the remodeling of the stadium and everything. It's awesome," he stressed. "I like the coacing staff too." Joseph believes a Horned Frogs offer may be on its way, as he impressed at their camp this week. "I did well on testing. Ran a 4.53 forty and jumped a 33… I talked to Coach Sharp on the phone weeks ago about the camp and I talked to him after and he told me to keep in touch. The head coach (Gary Patterson) was really hands on with me and that's always good." "I went to Texas State's camp, too, and they liked me. They told me they might offer me once they get off the road." He concludes, "I might hit up UTEP Sunday. Then I'm going to take a break from camps until July, and just work on my footwork and stuff."
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