Cornerback Boaz Joseph (pronounced Bose) was one of the final
pieces in the 2013 Nebraska signing class, committing to the Huskers in late
January. The 6-1, 190-pound Joseph is a versatile defensive back and one of
four players in the 2013 class expected to begin their NU careers in the secondary.
Joseph is one of three signees from the Florida prep ranks, the most high
school players from the Sunshine State to join the NU program in one season.
Joseph joins Nebraska after a standout career at Cypress Bay High School in
Weston, Fla., one of the top prep programs in Florida. As a senior, Joseph had
52 tackles, 12 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries to help Cypress Bay to
a 12-3 record. The school reached the finals of the Class 8A playoffs by
winning four straight games by 20 points or more, before dropping a 53-50
decision to Apopka in the state finals. Joseph's play earned him third-team
Class 8A all-state honors in 2012, as well as first-team All-Broward County
accolades. A physical presence in the defensive backfield, Joseph recorded five
interceptions as a junior in 2011, helping Cypress Bay to an 8-4 record and the
second round of the state playoffs. Joseph is ranked as one of the top 70
corners in the nation by 247 Sports and is listed among the top 150 prospects
in the talent-rich state of Florida. Joseph chose Nebraska after also visiting
Louisville, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Purdue, while also receiving offers from
Missouri, Minnesota and Pittsburgh among others. Joseph is the son of Jonas and
Lisiana Joseph, and he was born on Sept. 8, 1994.