January 30, 2009

Set to Sign: Josh Peprah

Similar to the "Catching up" series, BadgerBlitz.com is set to release our "Set to sign" compilation in the days leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. This series will focus on 13 pressing questions from Badger fans before the 2009 recruiting class inks their commitment to the University of Wisconsin. 

Today's installment, Josh Peprah a two-star safety from Plano (Tex) East.

The same 13 questions were presented to each player

Updated Height/Weight: 6-foot, 190 pounds

What are your plans for Signing Day?

I think I'm going to sign with my coach and my family at our school's gym.

What school finished second in your recruitment? Why?

Probably Colorado State.

What school, if any, continued to recruit you after your verbal commitment?

I got letters from Arkansas and Colorado State after I committed, but they weren't recruiting me heavily. They were just sending generic letters and stuff.

What school did you root for growing up? Why?

I grew up rooting for the SEC schools and I always wanted to play in that conference. They were always on TV down here and my brother played for Alabama, so I was always watching the SEC schools.

What are some of your favorite television shows?

Lost, Dexter and Smallville.

If you could compare yourself to one NFL or NCAA player, who would it be? Why?

Probably Adrian Wilson from the Cardinals, or (Pittsburgh Steelers safety) Troy Polamalu. My favorite NFL player is Ed Reed, though.

Who was your role model growing up? Why?

Probably my parents, and I obvisouly grew up looking up to my brother (current Green Bay Packer, Charlie Peprah).

Do you have any hidden/secret talents?

Not really. I used to be able to dance, but I don't do that anymore.

If you could be anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?

Barack Obama.

What is your favorite food/meal?

I don't know, probably something at Chilies, maybe. I'll say a chicken ranch sandwich at Chillies.

What do you plan on studying at the University of Wisconsin? (Degree)?

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking about business and marketing. If not that, I might go into finance, but I'm not sure.

Who is the best player you faced at the high school level (someone you will always remember competing against)?

There's a lot of people that we played against. The most highly recruited was probably Rex Burkhead. I remember going against Uzoma Nwachukwu, Steven Terrell, a lot of people.

Have you been in much contact with the other verbal commitments, and have you helped the Badgers land some other recruits?

I really haven't talked to a lot of those guys since I made my visit, so I guess I haven't been recruiting that hard here in Texas. I'm looking forward to seeing them all again when we get up there for camp.

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