BREAKING: UGA flips Alabama commitment Nadab Joseph to extend wild day
The delirious neverending recruiting day for UGA fans went into overtime on Wednesday night.
Nabad Joseph had been committed to Alabama. Had is the operative word there.
SIGNED ✅ #ATD
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) December 20, 2017
Joseph faxed in his letter of intent to the Bulldogs on Wednesday night. That gave the Bulldogs their 22nd commitment for 2018.
The 4-star defensive back from Florida is a likely cornerback at the next level. Joseph, who will measure in at 6-foot-1.5 and about 180 pounds, was a one-time LSU commit.
He rates as the nation’s No. 18 cornerback prospect and the No. 161 prospect overall on the 247Sports Composite.
Joseph’s decision extends Georgia’s ties into South Florida. He prepped at Miami Norland High School. The Bulldogs signed up a lot of their commits on the first day of the early period, but they also added five new players to the board, too.
DawgNation readers might remember Joseph as the prospect who was committed to LSU but took a visit to UGA. He then stated that he was only “82 percent” committed to the Tigers after that trip.
That came after a Junior Day visit for the Bulldogs. That was when he took a liking to the UGA gear.
“I was like ‘Woo, this thing is nice.’” Joseph said this spring. “I like that red and black now. Those could be my colors. Purple used to be my favorite color. Used to.”
He likes to draw and seems to enjoy his interaction with reporters more than most. He sends questions back their way.
It is hard not to notice the tattoo on his left arm.
“This is Jesus trapped inside of my arm,” Joseph said. “He’s trying to break out but what he sees in this world he does not like it. We are all doing bad stuff and we are sinning. So Jesus is crying.”
Joseph also will enroll early.
The Bulldogs always had a good shot with Joseph because of relationships. That starts with his ties to a man he calls his “coach-slash-Dad” that’s around him.
That’s Victor Evans. Evans was his defensive coordinator last season at Miami’s Edison High. He is now the head coach.
Evans has a connection to the Georgia staff.
“I’m familiar with Coach (Kirby) Smart and coach (James) Coley,” Evans told DawgNation this spring. “Coach Coley is Miami. We all know him down here. I know Coach Smart and (UGA defensive coordinator) coach (Mel) Tucker because my cousin Ronnie Harrison is at Alabama. So he had a chance to work with both of those guys previously at Alabama. So he knows what those guys are all about already. He likes it. So we have a trust factor about those guys because we already know them.”