September 25, 2012
Army commit Patrick Joseph chimes in on his season
After starting the season off with an 0-2 record, 3-star offensive lineman Patrick Joseph and his teammates at Hamilton High School in Chandler (Ariz.) have been on a three game winning streak. Their latest victim was Mesquite High School, who suffered a 38-3 loss at the hands of Hamilton.
"We are definitely turning things around," says the Army commit, who feels that he has seen his own progression, along with that of the team as a whole.
"I'm definitely doing a lot better than I was at the beginning of the season. We actually came out flat as a whole, as a unit and now we kind of turn things around ... we're back on track."
Speaking of being on track. The 6-foot-3, 285 pounder lineman is also hoping that his future teammates at Army will begin to experience that same level of fortune as they attempt to turn around their season and get on the winning track.
"I've been following Army's season," adds Joseph. "I've watched all three of the games. "It is kind of a let down when your team looses three games in a roll. But I saw a great team offensive and overall, no one ever quit. I'm just really excited to be going there. It is the perfect fit for me."
Need to say, the plus side to the Black Knights season has been their offense and more specifically, their ground game.
So how does Joseph feel about being part of Army's rushing attack that lead the nation in rushing in 2011 and who presently sits atop 2012 stats as the nation's leading team on ground.
"I'm really excited about it and that program (offense) is really fast and explosive, they get off the ball and I'm excited to be going school that really gets after it on the field," he adds.
"I heard from Coach Guayder (Andy) last week. My conversation with him went well as usual and we were talking about my brother's football game. He plays on the freshman team. I will be coming out to Army for an official visit in either January or February."
Next up for Hamilton, who is ranked 5th in the state of Arizona is Chandler High School. "They are a very good team," declares Joseph, when speaking of his upcoming 4-1 opponent, who has scored victories of 66-0 and 69-0 in its first two games of the season. "Yes, they are a very good squad."
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