The 2014 recruiting class is a big one for the northeast region. That's when some of the biggest names in the country located right here in New England, will make their college decision. One of those players is Cushing Academy point guard, Kaleb Joseph.
Joseph is a 6'3" point guard that has many elite skills that are needed to succeed at his position at the highest levels of college hoops. Joseph is an exceptional ball handler with excellent court vision. As far as a feel for scoring goes, Joseph has it. Very rarely will you see him take bad shots, which is impressive and somewhat unique for a player his age and ability level. At the same time, if Joseph feels like the rest of his team is a little cold he's not afraid to take over a game and take the team on his shoulders for a few minutes on the offensive end. His leadership skills are not something that can be ignored either.
The New Hampshire native is working on his defense and a more consistent three point shot at he continues to shoot up the rankings. So far, Joseph is building a nice offer list that already includes Boston College, Providence, Maryland, and Tennessee. There should be more to come in the summer as well.
"I haven't gotten any new offers recently. A lot more schools have been talking to my coaches lately though. I will probably get some more offers in July," said Joseph, who is letting his AAU coach and prep coach handle recruiting so he can concentrate more on his school work and basketball development.
The reported list of schools who haven't offered but have been shown interest along the way are Pittsburgh, Louisville, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Rutgers, UConn, and URI. Are there any visits planned yet for the summer to schools that have offered or are showing interest?
"I was talking to Tennessee and Georgetown about visiting them. Those are the only schools who I've talked about visiting lately," said Joseph.
So far, the only school that Joseph has visited is BC. Joseph likes what Coach Donahue is building at the Heights and recognizes they have shown interest long before most schools.
"They've been there from the beginning, so it definitely keeps them in mind. They didn't just jump on the bandwagon. They've been there from the start and that goes a long way with me," said Joseph.
Be on the lookout for Joseph's name in July as the Mass Rivals visit the Adidas Tournaments in Indianapolis and Las Vegas, along with various other events. Joseph will all most certainly get a lot more offers after those events. Don't expect him to cut his list without making visits though.
"I've talked to my coaches about it. I don't think Ill cut my list down until I visit all of the schools that really interest me," said Joseph.