Huskers Land Cornerback Commitment
Boaz Joseph pledges to NU
Nebraska secured a verbal commitment from cornerback prospect Boaz Joseph this afternoon. Joseph (first name is pronounced like "Bose") becomes the 24th member of the Husker's recruiting class for 2013.
Joseph fits the physical mold of bigger cornerbacks we've seen the Husker coaches recruit in recent years. He stand's 6'1'' and weighs around 185 pounds. Frankly, he could get big enough to be either a corner or a safety at NU.
He's rated as a three star prospect by the major recruiting services. He had more than a dozen scholarship offers, including some from Georgia in the SEC and Wisconsin in the Big Ten. Louisville was believed to be Joseph's other finalist for his pledge.
Looking at his film, Joseph appears to be pretty raw fundamentally. Not a lot of techniques were apparently required within his high school scheme. But, his physical ability is there. He has good skills when the ball is in the air, and recorded five interceptions last season. He has good closing speed and is a very willing tackler. There is a lot to like.
Joseph played his high school football for Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. He is the third Husker commit in this class to come from the Sunshine state.
Interestingly, the Lincoln Journal Star just wrote about NU's success with the last-minute additions to classes under Coach Bo Pelini. Want someone comparable to Bose - a three star cornerback recruit that picked NU shortly before signing day? Try Alfonzo Dennard. Things worked out well with Dennard. Maybe they can for Joseph as well.