Briscoe Names Top Seven

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Burns (Lawndale, NC) wide receiver Josh Briscoe has received a total of 14 scholarship offers and is still receiving interest from several top Division I-A programs. Recently, he cut his list down to seven schools. Although these programs are in his top seven right now, he admits the other programs are not necessarily out of the running.

“I have 14 offers,” Briscoe said. “I recently released my top seven. In the order they offered me, those schools are Duke, NC State, Virginia, Nebraska, Tennessee, Clemson, and Georgia. I had to cut my list from 14 to seven. Those are the schools I’m focusing on right now, but eight thru 14 still have a chance.”

Briscoe, a 6-3, 175 pound receiver with 4.42 40 speed, hopes to make some unofficial visits this summer. But with a FCA Leadership Camp and a FCA Summer Football Camp on his schedule already, so he is not sure he will be able to make any visits. Therefore, he will be busy researching his top seven to make sure they are a good fit for him.

“I’m going to do research on each one, especially if I can’t take any visits this summer,” Briscoe said. “I’ll look at the depth at receiver, who they are recruiting, and where I stand. If I’m number four on someone’s list, then that’s not good.”

Briscoe would like to have an idea of which schools he will officially visit by August. He wants to make his official visits during his senior season.

“I think I’ll take some official visits to figure out my decision,” Briscoe said. “I’ll probably figure out where I’ll take my official visits in August because I’ll be taking my official visits during my season.”

UVa, one of the top seven schools right now, has made a good impression through Quarterbacks Coach Mike Groh. According to Briscoe, UVa has three wide receiver commitments so far and is only looking to take one more.

“I like the coaching staff,” Briscoe said about Virginia. “They already have a lot of recruits, so you can see the coaches are trying hard to get a great team. They are recruiting as hard as they can.

“I talk to Mike Groh a lot. He told me they have three wide receiver commitments and that I am one of their top targets for the position. But he said they are only taking one more [for this year’s class].”

Briscoe has considered what would happen if another receiver commits to UVa, however it has not deterred him from wanting to wait to make his decision.

“If another wide receiver commits, they are saying