Miami, Fla.--An early commitment to LSU, 6-1, 177 defensive back Nadab Joseph made a visit to see the Auburn Tigers on Monday and left with an offer from Gus Malzahn’s program. Spending time with Coaches Kevin Steele and Wesley McGriff and checking out the campus and facilities, Joseph said the visit was “really good” as he enjoyed his first look at the Tigers.
“It got me pretty happy,” Joseph said of the offer. “That normally doesn’t happen for me, so I was like ‘I got an offer already? Thank you’.”
With offers from Bowling Green, Georgia, Mississippi State, Syracuse and Temple before adding one from Auburn, Joseph said there is plenty to like about the Tigers after seeing things up close and personal.
“It’s really nice,” Joseph said. “The dorms are really nice. It (the visit) raised my eyebrow. The coach (McGriff) is nice. I like when he said that he likes to have fun. He said you already have to come out and work hard every day so he doesn’t like to stress us out. He’s a fun coach and I dig that because I like to have fun.”
A veteran of both the SEC and NFL, McGriff’s energy and coaching style is something that had Joseph already picturing what it would be like to play for the Tigers.
“I can (picture it),” Joseph said. “I can peep myself having a nice play, getting a pick and he’s running with me down the sideline. I can picture that.”
While he’s currently committed to Les Miles’ Tigers, Joseph said he’s definitely still open to other schools and Auburn is one he’ll strongly consider moving forward following his visit.
“They’re up there,” Joseph said. “They’re up there. It’s not too far away. I had never been there before so I’m keeping my mind open.
“I’m just keeping everything very chill,” he added. “The reason I went there (Auburn) is that I’m not one of those guys who says ‘I’m at LSU and bump everybody else’. I just want to get work in and they taught me some things I didn’t know.”
Transferring to Edison this season from New Generations after the school closed down, Joseph said he’s ready to showcase his skills and what he can do on the field this season.
“People will see a lot of pulling up,” Joseph said of affinity for coming up to stop the run. “I like to pull up when they run the ball. I don’t like to just stand back there because it feels like I’m not doing anything. Anything that comes my way I’m going to do my best to at least knock it down or pick it off.”