Posted On: 11/6/18 4:00 PM
When it comes to his college recruitment, Josh Angle is still aiming high. The sharp-shooting 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Lake Oswego has always had a goal of playing NCAA Division I basketball and that hasn’t changed. At the same time, Angle isn’t going D-I or bust. He’s been doing his due diligence with other high-academic college basketball opportunities, taking campus visits and exploring those options as well.
Since school started, Angle has taken a couple of college visits to both coasts – Claremont-McKenna on the West Coast and Johns Hopkins on the East Coast. “My objective in taking these visits was to establish a place where I’d be happy,” Angle said. “I’d hate to say it’s a backup plan as they are really great options but if the season doesn’t pan out with Division I with the Ivy League or Patriot League, I want to find a place where I’ll be happy, be able to contribute, and get a really good education.”
Angle commented on his two visits. “Claremont-McKenna – I really like their head coach as he’s been recruiting me since my sophomore year,” Angle said. “And at Johns Hopkins, I got to meet the guys and go to a class or two, and I also really like their coach. So I’m looking into my Division III options.”
Angle noted that he’s also been hearing a lot from NYU and Williams College, but doesn’t have any plans to visit them at this time. Cornell and Dartmouth have been interested in the past and he’s hopeful they will come back on board this season. While all of the Division III schools would like him to apply for early decision, he’s currently not planning on doing that, instead looking to do a regular application to Claremont-McKenna, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Cornell, and Dartmouth.
Angle knows his senior season may determine where he does end up going to college but at the same time, he’s not sweating it too much. He just wants to win and he feels the Lakers are capable of doing that. “I think we’ve been overlooked and as a group we’ve really honed in on the mentality that we believe in ourselves regardless of what other people say about us or what we’ll do,” Angle said. “I’m really excited about this group of guys and I feel like we have a really good opportunity to make noise this year. We’ve got a talent coming back and a lot of talent coming up through our JV and guys got a lot better over the off-season.”
Angle currently ranks as the #7 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.