A recurring series where we will profile every player and coach on Maryland’s roster, counting down to kick-off against Miami. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile one of the newest additions to Maryland’s roster.
James Joseph, Freshman, Quarterback
40-yard dash time: 4.6
High School Stats (Senior Year): 1,072 yards passing and eight touchdowns
High School: Bishop McNamara High School (Hyattsville, Md.)
How’d He Get To College Park?
James Joseph was a successful quarterback in the WCAC, which gives him pretty solid credentials to begin with. At Bishop McNamara, he was a two-time all-conference player (honorable mention as a junior, second team as a senior), and led the Mustangs to a 8-3 season in his senior year.
Joseph then enrolled at Bowie State, where he redshirted a season before transferring to Maryland. He was recruited by Duke and Penn State out of high school, but was not offered by either.
More after the jump.
Having to spend a year at Bowie State.
Arbitrary Top Five List:
I got nothing.
We could simply end this section by saying James Joseph is ineligible to play in 2011, so there is no 2011 prospectus. We’re gonna look a little bit closer than that though.
Joseph is most likely the third best quarterback on the team right now, but it’s a competition between him and walk-on Troy Jones for that spot. Danny O’Brien has the starting job for as long as he decides to stay at this University, and C.J. Brown has the backup job for as long as DOB decides to stay. For third quarterback duties, you’re left with the walk-on Jones and the transfer Joseph.
Joseph has a lot of skills. He’s a dual threat quarterback from a successful high school program who can add something to Maryland’s offense. We’ll just have to see whether that addition is on the squad team or on the field.
Our next player is a walk-on.
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