Another commitment this weekend. Jesse Joseph, a defensive end from Vanier College in Quebec, accepted a scholarship offer from UConn, the school announced
today. Joseph played at Northeast High in Philly before joining Vanier in 2006. Since joining the club, he's gained 20 pounds of muscle. He leads the team with four sacks so far, and chalked up a 14-tackle game earlier in the year. Vanier also produced Huskies' starting offensive lineman Moe Petrus. Joseph is 6-4, 230 pounds, and becomes the 13th recruit for next fall.
Joseph received the offer from UConn assistant Mike Foley late last week, and accepted over the weekend. North Carolina State was also interested. Joseph is originally from Montreal, and has dual citizenship. Vanier coach Pete Chryssomalis compared Joseph to former UConn end Shawn Mayne, who also attended Vanier. "He's a big strong kid and an excellent pass rusher," Chryssomalis said. "He's in the same mold as Shawn Mayne, but he's a better athlete than Shawn."