Why be excited: Joseph is a hard-hitter with good instincts, top-level strength and solid quickness. He emerged at B-HP as a junior with 129 tackles and six for loss, and after his Clemson commitment, he posted similar numbers in his senior campaign (118 tackles/2 INTs).
You may not know: Joseph was a three-time South Carolina weightlifting champion, listed as bench-pressing 350 and squatting 480 pounds.
How he fits into the depth chart: With a pair of 'backer starters moving on, Joseph will have his chance to play his way onto the field, but he could also benefit from a redshirt much like 2013 linebacker signee Dorian O'Daniel.
High School: Belton-Honea Path (S.C.)
Coach: Russell Blackston
Date Committed: June 17, 2013 Recruited By: Chad Morris, Tony Elliott
Other Offers: Tennessee.
Senior – 118 tackles, 3 TFL, sack, 2 INTs.Junior – 129 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 forced fumbles.
Combine stats: Bench - 330 lbs. Vertical - 32 inches.