Florida trying to flip safety Nadab Joseph, who’s 82 percent committed to LSU

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Nadab Joseph has been committed to LSU since last summer, but a recent hire at Florida could potentially change that.

The 4-star safety from Miami attends Edison High School, where new UF secondary coach Corey Bell played and coached.

Joseph knew of Bell prior to his hire, but he wasn’t aware of his alma mater.

“I was like, ‘He’s from Edison?’ That’s real cool,” Joseph said. “We can kind of connect (because of that). I’ve heard his name a couple times around school.”

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect visited Florida last season for the South Carolina game and plans to return to UF this summer.

“I got to see the stadium, how they practice. I like the way they work,” Joseph said. “I like how the non-starters play against the starters so they can get a chance.

“The Gators are up there. I like them. I like their style. I saw the way they do their academics program. I really like their new building, it will keep my grades up.”

Joseph said he’s “82 percent” committed to LSU and being heavily recruited by Florida State and Georgia. The Gators have a chance to flip him, but need to pick up their pursuit.

“There’s a real shot,” Joseph said. “They would have to show more effort and really come after me hard.” Positive energy

Jarrett Jackson also attended a Florida game last season and wants to get back to Gainesville as soon as possible.

The 3-star tight end from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said he loves the UF staff, naming off head coach Jim McElwain, offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider and defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

“Coach McElwain has done a great job with the program,” Jackson said. “He’s been to the SEC Championship twice already. Every time I see him he has a smile on his face and he’s a very positive guy. You need to be around positive energy if you want to win football games.“Coach Seider was the first one that offered me at West Virginia, so me and him have a great relationship. Coach Nussmeier, he’s a great guy. I love him. Coach Rumph, I like him also. When I went there, it just felt like home. They made me feel welcome and I really like it.” 3-star tight end Jarrett Jackson. (Zach Abolverdi/SEC Country) The 6-foot-5, 257-pound prospect claims no leader at this time, but plans to release a top 5 at the summer’s end. He said Florida, Louisville and Pitt will make the cut.A decision may come near the end of his senior season. Jackson revealed he could possibly play either side of the ball at UF.“The coaches told me I can come in and […]