Things Picking Up for Joyner
Josh Joyner
Posted Jul 19, 2012
Michael B. Clark

Josh Joyner was one of the most productive running backs in The Tar Heel State last fall. The Hunt High (Wilson, N.C.) playmaker could be closing in on his first offer.

“I don’t have any offers yet, but recruiting has really picked up,” said Josh Joyner. “I’m hearing a lot from the University of Richmond, Appalachian State, East Carolina, and UNC-Charlotte.”

This summer, the running back has camped at Richmond, Appalachian State, East Carolina, North Carolina, and Duke. Joyner has gotten good feedback from the camps.

“I think the University of Richmond is closest to offering,” he said. “They have been telling me that I am the No.1 running back on their board, but they have another camp this weekend and said that they were going to evaluate all their prospects. They said the offer would most likely come after this weekend."

“I ran a 4.49 (40-yard dash) at Appalachian State and that was the fastest time at the camp. I also had the top broad jump there. They told me that they were impressed with my tape and that they were going to keep recruiting me hard.”

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back said that Appalachian State and Richmond are his top two schools. However, if the offer from Richmond comes, Joyner may pull the trigger.

“It wouldn’t be a bad option (to commit to Richmond) because I really think with that kind of degree, I could go far,” he said. “I really would like to make my decision before the season starts, but I would probably still visit other schools.”

Recruiting is important to Joyner, but the Hunt star’s main focus is his senior season.

“I want to win a state championship,” he said. “I also want to rush for 2,000 yards and just lead my team.”

During his junior season, Joyner ran for close to 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns. He carries a 3.4 GPA and wants to be a teacher.

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