Class of 2025 offensive lineman Peyton Joseph dropped his top 12 remaining schools yesterday, and Florida football is still in the running for the Georgia native.
While Joseph may not have the pure size as some other prospects we have chronicled that Billy Napier is going after, he makes up for it with a physical play style that stands out immediately.
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Joseph is out of Fort Valley, GA, about 30 minutes outside Macon. Listed at 6’3″ and 280 pounds, he just makes the cut for the size needed to play in the SEC. Kingsley Eguakun, for example, is listed at 6’3″ and 301 pounds.
While he plays tackle for Peach County High, he projects more as a guard for the next level.
His tape, however, showcases a player that isn’t afraid to get dirty and isn’t afraid of contact. Right off the bat, Joseph helps out with one block on the inside before turning his hip and leveling a guy on the outside to the ground.
He stays low and never stops looking for someone to block. Joseph frequently pancakes a guy and continues upfield, looking for the next guy.
Only a sophomore, Joseph still has two more years to grow and build his resume. The hard part for Billy Napier and crew will be convincing Joseph to leave Georgia and not commit to Kirby Smart. Right now, On3 has him projected for Georgia, but it is far from a done deal.
Joesph was at FSU’s Junior Day back in January and, according to his 247 Sports timeline, has yet to make a trip to Gainesville for anything formal.
But, getting guys with a motor like Joseph is big for a program. He may not have the flair of some of the 6’8″ guys we have covered, but that doesn’t mean he can’t handle business at Florida.