Nadab Joseph, a 4-star defensive back from Champagnat Catholic School (Hialeah, Fla.), told SEC Country two months ago that a de-commitment from LSU in the near future was “very possible.” That came to fruition on Thursday.
“I would like to thank LSU’s coaching staff for always making me feel at home whenever I am there,” Joseph said in a statement on Twitter. “Last year around this time I made a decision to commit to LSU. When I made that decision everything felt right. Every time I’m there it still feels the same way, but I am starting to feel that way in other places too.
“I want to make sure that I’m making the right decision.”
Joseph, who’s one of Alabama’s top cornerback targets in the 2018 class, took a surprise visit to Tuscaloosa last month. It was his second trip to Alabama in as many months.
One interesting factor for Alabama’s chances with Joseph is the fact that his legal guardian is one of Tide safety Ronnie Harrison’s cousins. Harrison and Joseph have a very strong bond. When Joseph visited last week, he spent a lot of time with Harrison. He’s also close with Deionte Thompson.
“Ronnie and I are very close, so I guess you can say like we are cousins,” Joseph said. “Ronnie and DT are on me hard. They’re telling me that they know I can come in and play. Ronnie would probably be leaving (next season), but it will be really fun to play with DT.”
Florida State and Georgia are two other schools to watch for Joseph moving forward, but I fully expect Alabama to be the choice when he makes his next commitment.