#55 Phoebus DE Josiah Silver (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Fordham finds Phoebus DE Josiah Silver serves up first offer
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Fordham was flying around Phoebus earlier in the year back before Thailand Baldwin made the switch from Phoebus to Life Christian Academy. Even back then the Rams noticed there was a gem-filled pipeline that could be set up for future transactions that could be made between Fordham and Phoebus.
Needless to say, Baldwin is a gem that the Rams felt as though could make an immediate impact for their program. This is why they sent and offer his way back towards the end of February which was his third at the time. Baldwin was able to open the door and it has allowed starting defensive end Josiah Silver (2020 DE 6-2 255) to walk in right after him. On Thursday, Silver was able to secure his first offer from Fordham.
“Right before practice I was walking to the weight room and Coach Blunt called me into his office,” Silver explained. “The Fordham head coach called and told me they were giving me my first scholarship offer.”
Silver is the second Phoebus defensive lineman to pick up a collegiate offer with T.J. Stevenson securing his first offer from Old Dominion University back on April 26. The Phoebus defender enjoyed an extremely productive junior campaign accumulating 109 tackles (20 tackles for loss), 18 sacks, two forced fumbles. His contributions to the Phantoms defense allowed him to pick up All-State, All-Region, All-District, and All-757 honors in route to helping Phoebus reach its eighth state championship appearance in the last 18 years.
“I’m happy that I got my first one because I was putting too much pressure on myself about my recruitment,” Silver stated. “Now knowing that this is possible, I’m happy and excited for my future. I think my recruitment is about blow up.”
– Brandon Mitchell