New Nebraska defensive backs coach Terry Joseph may help the Huskers land one of the nation’s top cornerbacks from 2011.
Jonathan Rose, who was dismissed from Auburn’s team July 25, has NU as one of his potential destinations, reports Huskers Illustrated. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder considered Tennessee — Joseph’s last stop — out of Leeds (Ala.) High School in suburban Birmingham.
“Jonathan really liked Coach Joseph,” Leeds coach Keith Etheredge told HI. “Coach Joseph is a down-to-earth guy. He’s straight up and doesn’t sugarcoat things. I think that Jonathan respected that and had a good relationship with him.”
Rose picked Auburn because his father, Charles, played there from 1992-96. Jonathan Rose played as a freshman and, according to al.com, he led the Tigers in interceptions during 2012 spring scrimmages.
Etheredge told al.com that Rose’s dismissal “has nothing to do with grades or anything that deals with the police or anything like that. It’s just that he doesn’t need to be down there anymore.”
Rose was ranked at the No. 88 overall player in the country by 247Sports, No. 112 by Rivals and No. 152 by Scout.