For the moment, one could say that Abilene athlete Darius Joseph is playing catch up. After missing half of his junior season, the talented wide receiver looks to get things going in recruiting.
Still seeking that first offer, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Joseph has been making a few camp rounds looking to turn a few heads. And recently he was able to do that.
"I went to the SMU camp about a month ago and they (SMU coaches) are impressed with me. And next week I will go to one at TCU," Joseph said. "I look to do well at the TCU camp also."
In a limited role in 2009, Joseph said he still managed to haul in 18 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns. At this time, only a few schools are actively recruiting him.
But, he hopes to add at least one more in this upcoming week.
"I'd say that probably Texas Tech is recruiting me. And then, SMU is on the list as they were impressed with me from the camp," Joseph said. "Hopefully after going to TCU I'll have them looking at me too. Coming back from an injury is not easy. I only played five games my junior season."
Now it is just a matter of making the most of the final camp in Fort Worth and having a breakout senior season. With a good deal of talent returning to the Class 5A state Division II champion Abilene team, there should be more than opportunity to make plays for next season.
SMU recently extended scholarship offers to a pair of Abilene Eagles: WR/S Darius Joseph and WR/QB…