Josh Joyner (5’10/185) from Hunt High School in Wilson, N.C. had a huge junior season. The Warriors' feature back ran for nearly 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns.
“I think coming into the season everybody underestimated our team,"said Joyner. "We didn’t have any stars, but we proved everybody wrong."
The modest playmaker has started to generate some interest on the recruiting front.
“I am hearing from North Carolina State, East Carolina, and Elon,” he said. "East Carolina is sending me the most mail right now.”
The Wilson product does many things well, but feels a few areas of his game really stand out.
“I block pretty well for a running back and I have good vision too,” Joyner said.
The off-season will be busy time for the 2013 prospect.
“I am running track this year and I plan on going to a couple of camps,” he said. “I will probably camp at ECU, N.C. State, and North Carolina.”
Joyner has big goals for his senior year.
“I want my team to win the Big East Conference,” said Joyner. “I also want to be Big East Player of the Year and win a state championship.”
Joyner is complete running back. He runs the ball well inside and outside. The Warriors’ junior also catches the ball well out of the backfield and is a good blocker. He carried the ball 280 times during the season and is extremely tough. Joyner, who grew up a Florida State fan, is a strong student. He carries a 3.4 GPA and wants to be a teacher. The Wilson native bench presses 270 pounds, squats 355, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds.