Josh Paschal - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 4


  • position Defensive End
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 278
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Prince George’s County, Md.
  • High school Our Lady of Good Counsel

High School

  • A four-star defensive end prospect by all the major recruiting services
  • Scout ranks him the No. 28 defensive end nationally and No. 2 defensive end from the state of Maryland in the 2017 class
  • 247Sports classifies him as the No. 11 strongside defensive end in the country
  • ESPN scouting report says, “A high-motored DL with good, straight-line speed. Shows good initial burst and quickness to get up-field and make plays in the opponent’s backfield. Works well to maintain his point and shows good overall leverage vs. the run”
  • Recorded 64 tackles as a senior, including nine tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks
  • Also had four quarterback hurries
  • Named first-team All-Conference defense by the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)
  • Earned first-team All-Sentinel by The Sentinel Newspapers
  • Coached by Bill Milloy
  • High school teammate of fellow 2017 signee Naasir Watkins
  • Also a two-year letterwinner in track, participating in the 100-meters, 4×100 relay, shot put and discus
  • Picked Kentucky over Notre Dame and Penn State


  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Son of Clayton and LaTauna Paschal
  • Older brother, Travaughn, was a linebacker for the Wildcats from 2011-14
  • Major is undecided but plans a major in kinesiology

Josh  Says

  • He chose Kentucky because of the family environment
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to own his own gym and be a personal trainer
  • One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”
  • The thing he’s most looking forward to this season is playing against the best competition in the country and competing for a championship
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