Just two days after receiving its first verbal commitment for the 2007 recruiting class, the University of Virginia football program picked up verbal number two. The Cavs went to the state of Pennsylvania for their latest addition.
Dominique Joseph, a 6-0, 190-pound defensive back prospect out of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the second player to pledge to the ‘Hoos for the 2007 class.
“He just verballed earlier today,” Roman Catholic head coach Jim Murphy told TheSabre.com. “I know Virginia was a team he really liked in the beginning. He went down there with his mother for a junior day in February and was really excited about it. His mom called me last night to tell me he wanted to verbal.
“I think it’s a great fit. He’s an excellent baseball player (plays centerfield) and they’ll let him play both sports. UVa has the major he wants – Psychology – and one of the best programs for that major. So why not?”
As a safety, Joseph, who has excellent speed at sub-4.5 in the 40, made six interceptions as a junior last season, including two in one game. He earned honorable mention Coaches All-Catholic Red Division team his sophomore and junior seasons.
< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/realMedia/box.html"); ?>“Dom’s a great defensive back and he’s going to be a heck of a wide receiver for us,” Murphy said. “The thing about Dom is that he loves playing football. He just loves to play.”
Although UVa is the only offer at this time, Murphy says Boston College, Illinois, Iowa, Syracuse and Temple were among the other programs showing serious interest at this point.
Murphy says Joseph is a solid student as well.
Stay tuned for more from Joseph on his commitment.
Class of 2007 – Defensive backs…
Even though he played safety in high school, Joseph believes he will play cornerback at UVa.
2007 Projected Depth Chart
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