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Nadab Joseph—the No. 1 JUCO cornerback in the 2020 recruiting class—announced he would join Nebraska’s roster on July 24. The defender, who hails from Independence Community College, picked the Huskers over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Colorado and others. Sources confirmed to Hail Varsity on Monday that Joseph has officially arrived on campus. He is enrolled in classes and is currently in a mandatory quarantine period.
It was the second year in a row that Nebraska added a late junior college addition to the roster. The team added defensive tackle Keem Green from Highland Community College last year.
Joseph had offers from across the nation coming out of high school. He was committed to Alabama before flipping to Georgia at the last minute. Joseph didn’t make it to Georgia after failing to qualify, which is how he ended up at Independence.
The Huskers kept in touch with Joseph during his time in JUCO. That effort was led by junior college recruiting coordinator Ryan Held. Building that relationship paid off for the Huskers and they were in prime position to land his commitment once it appeared that he’d graduate.
Standing at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Joseph will give defensive backs coach Travis Fisher another long athletic player to develop. Joseph excels in press coverage and has shown he is not afraid to make a tackle. As we know, the desire to throw your body around is a perquisite of playing for Fisher. The Miami native will now join a room that has a nice blend of veterans and young talent. Dicaprio Bootle, Cam Taylor-Britt, Marquel Dismuke, and Deontai Williams figure to see a lot of playing time this season. Right behind them are Myles Farmer, Braxton Clark, Quinton Newsome and Noa Pola-Gates.
As a versatile athlet,e Joseph will give the Huskers another quality option. The program is still looking to get off the ground under Coach Scott Frost. It is important to continue accumulating quality players and stacking recruiting classes. Joseph is a three years to play three seasons transfer, so the Huskers have the luxury of bringing Joseph along slowing while learning. They could throw him into the fire if he proves he can handle it right away.
Either way, the Huskers have another intriguing player added to a defense full of players fans are eager to get a look at.
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.