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Indiana football program set to host 2024 4-star cornerback



A signifiant 2024 prospect has secured an official visit with the Indiana football program.

Cardinal Newman (Fla.) cornerback Josh Philostin will be on campus from June 23-25. Indiana’s strong Florida ties is looking to win out again with Philostin.

Philostin is rated as a four-star prospect and is ranked No. 405 in the country in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also ranked as the No. 39 overall cornerback in the class.

Philostin plays both side of the ball as a cornerback and wide receiver. He had 12 tackles, six pass breakups and four interceptions last season. Offensively, he had 20 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns.

The 5-foot-11 speedster is also a tremendous track athlete. He participates in both the 200-meter and 100-meter dash.

247Sports Director of Scouting Andrew Ivins broke down Philostin’s skillset earlier this spring.

“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 … Owns a slender build, but does his best to make up for it with his wheels. 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.”

In addition to Indiana, Philostin holds offers from programs like Miami, Penn State, Wisconsin, West Virginia, UCF, Maryland, Louisville, Illinois, Duke and Arkansas among others.

Photo Credit: Josh Philostin – @gocrazy_josh / Twitter

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.