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If there was one word to describe Joseph Himon II’s high school football career to this point, it would be "successful."

Himon led his Pulaski Academy (AR) team to two consecutive state titles and was named the 2020 Arkansas Player of the Year. Himon is looking to take that productivity with him to the next level when he makes his commitment decision on July 11.

Himon visited Northwestern on June 18th and according to SI All-American’s John Garcia Jr, he came away impressed. 

"Northwestern’s pitch was outstanding,” Himon said. “The way they were explaining how they develop their players and get them ready for the next level was great and just having a great coaching staff comes with that and also the academics speaks for itself."

Northwestern is competing with SEC schools Missouri and Vanderbilt for Himon’s services, but Louisville and Kansas are also in the mix. Several recruiting databases predict Himon will choose Missouri; however, Himon says the Wildcats have “a real chance” in his recruitment.

In 2020, Himon rushed for 1,925 yards and 23 touchdowns while also adding 1,068 receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns. Below are Himon's 2020 highlights as well as an analysis of his game.

ANALYSIS: Joseph Himon II is a home run threat every time he touches the ball. As a runner, Himon has top tier speed and acceleration, demonstrating the ability to outrun defenders as well as having the foot speed and agility to make his opponents miss. Himon also shows good vision and power between the tackles despite only being 5’9" and 175 pounds. He is able to notice the first open hole and burst through. Himon can also be used as a receiver, displaying soft hands and short-area quickness to get open against any defender. Pulaski lined him up at both receiver and as a back and allowed him to show versatility while run routes out of the backfield. Overall, Himon can be a multi-faceted back with big play ability at the next level.

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