Indiana has landed a commitment from class of 2024 cornerback Josh Philostin.
A Cardinal Newman H.S. product (Palm Beach, Fla.), Philostin announced his commitment on his Twitter page.
— Josh Philostin (@gocrazy_josh) October 11, 2023
Philostin visited IU in June. He also had offers from Arkansas, Rutgers, Duke, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Ole Miss, Minnesota, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Wisconsin from the Power Five ranks.
According to the On3 Industry Average, Philostin is a 3-star, the No. 458 overall player in the 2024 class, and the No. 47 cornerback.
247Sports national analyst Andrew Ivins gave this January assessment on Philostin’s profile page:
A speedy cover corner that has impacted the game in all three phases on Friday nights scoring touchdowns as both a wide receiver and a return man. Measured just over 5-10, 160 pounds back in Spring of 2022. Owns a slender build, but does his best to make up for it with his wheels. As a 10th grader, took second at the FHSAA 1A state track meet in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100-meter dash. Also anchored a 4×100 squad that captured gold. Obviously, can chew up turf and quickly close gaps. Has some experience in bump-and-run coverage as he likes to shove wide receivers and then retreat back towards the sidelines. Picked off four passes as a junior and broke up six more. Could likely carve out a role on the perimeter on Saturdays, but his future might be in the slot. However, will eventually need to add significant mass in hopes of not getting overpowered in the box. Should be viewed as a developmental prospect with plenty of upside given the speed markers. Likely going to need some time before he’s ready to go on Saturdays. Viewed by most scouts as a defender long term, but makes plays on offense and could get looks there, as well.
The 5-foot-10 and 170 pound Philostin also plays wide receiver and returns kicks, and he’s a 4×100 meter state champ in track.
Philostin had four interceptions including two pick-sixes a year ago. He has 612 all purpose yards and six touchdowns offensively in his career as well as five total interceptions.
For a complete summary of Indiana’s 2024 commitments and where they stand in the national rankings, GO HERE.
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