Cornerback Boaz Joseph is hopeful of getting into the mix for playing time this fall after sitting out his first season in Lincoln as a redshirt. The Florida native will battle for playing time after the Huskers lost two of their top three corners from 2013. Only senior Josh Mitchell has extensive game experience. The 6-1, 190-pound Joseph spent the spring primarily working with the No. 2 defense.
Joseph redshirted and was a valuable performer on the Huskers’ scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Cypress Bay HS)
Joseph joined 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.
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 also showed his speed on the track, posting a sub-11 second 100-meter dash as a senior. Joseph was ranked as one of the top 70 corners in the nation by 247 Sports and was 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. He has not declared a major. Joseph has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and at the Belmont Rec Center.