After camping at Florida, Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace 2020 cornerback Jaheem Joseph got on a plane with his dad and flew into Detroit, only to drive to Ann Arbor for the BBQ at the Big House on July 28.
“I checked in and started talking to Coach (Don) Brown and Coach (Michael) Zordich for a little bit,” Joseph said. “We went into the defensive meeting room and started talking about the scheme they run as a defense.
“Coach Zordich talked about the techniques he teaches the Michigan players.”
Following spending time in the meeting rooms, Joseph walked down to the stadium and touched the field. After, he had lunch with the rest of the recruits and coaches.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback has offers from Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Marshall, Michigan and Syracuse.
Instead of Brown and Zordich talking with the cornerback recruit, they spend most of the time talking with his father because it was the first time the three had met.
“They just talked about the school and academics,” Joseph said. “My dad loved it. It’s very important that my family likes the school I pick because I want them to be comfortable. I wouldn’t want to pick a school where my family isn’t comfortable.”
As a 2020 prospect, Joseph plans to make a return to Michigan for a visit during a game in the 2018 season. If he can’t get back by then, he hopes to get into town on a different date.
Last season for Monsignor Pace, the cornerback made 54 tackles, six tackles for a loss, four passes defended and two forced fumbles. He only allowed four receptions.
Joseph, along with playing football, is a star on the baseball field.