It seems like we can never go a day without some Nebraska football news. Tuesday, it was announced that defensive back Nadab Joseph is leaving the program after two seasons.
Joseph was a top-100 recruit out of Miami, Florida. He joined Nebraska in 2020 after spending the 2019 season at Independence Community College. For Joseph, injuries were always the big issue. He appeared in five games at independence, and two games over the course of two seasons with the Huskers.
I am sort of surprised by this announcement just because of how little Joseph played at Nebraska. I remember really being excited about him coming here, and I remember thinking he would make a difference in the secondary. Now, Nebraska has an abundance of talent in the secondary. They have added six total defensive backs in the 2022 class. The two that stick out in my mind in particular are Jaeden Gould and Tommi Hill.
In any event, Nebraska has depth in the secondary. Due to the fact that they loaded up at the position, Joseph leaving the program is not going to affect them greatly.
I am more so just surprised at how this whole thing played out. Joseph was a kid who was recruited by Alabama among other schools. He committed to Georgia on December 20, 2017. Initially, I thought he would be a big part of this secondary moving forward. There is no doubt he has skills on the football field.
However, it seems like off-the-field issues have plagued him throughout the course of his football career. Maybe a fresh start isn’t the worst thing for both Joseph and Nebraska.
In any event, this is a bit surprising considering what could’ve been. I am not surprised due to the amount of depth Nebraska football has in the secondary. They will certainly be able to offset his departure. I wish him the best moving forward.