JC Shurburtt of 247 sports said this about Joe Bolden "The thing that stands out to me about him is he knows what he's doing, where he's going, etc." 247 Sports also said that his coaches there really liked how he was performing. And Tom Luginbill the director of recruiting at Espn tweeted "ILB Joe Bolden is a PLAYER. Can't teach instincts and he has 'em." He only tweeted about a few prospects, so Bolden's play clearly stood out to him.