All signs have pointed to defensive backs coach Terry Joseph leaving Nebraska to join Texas A&M after the Aggies interviewed him and offered him the job last week. A former NU recruiting target, River Ridge (La.) safety Mattrell McGraw, confirmed as much in a Rivals.com interview when he said Joseph offered him a scholarship to Texas A&M over the weekend. McGraw played in the Semper Fi high school all-star game this weekend.
“I’m chilling in my hotel room and I got a message from Coach Terry Joseph on Facebook,” McGraw said. “He told me he was on his way back to Nebraska and he’ll be back Tuesday to sign a contract with Texas A&M or something like that. He told me they need safeties and they need a baller like me and they would love for me to come down and visit on the (Jan.) 17th. And if I wanted to come to Texas A&M, I have the offer.”
Nebraska was McGraw’s fourth offer, but he said in the Rivals interview he wasn’t interested in NU and told Joseph so. Still, Joseph continued to maintain a relationship with McGraw throughout the season.
“He kept in contact with me just in case anything were to happen and when he got the Texas A&M job, he made the text over Facebook,” McGraw said.
McGraw said A&M’s entire coaching staff started following him on Twitter right around the time Joseph made the offer over Facebook. Here’s a tweet from McGraw on Saturday night.
Shoutout to AggieNation man. They showing major love !! #GigEm!!!
— KING.. (@MattrellMcGraw) January 5, 2014
Messages sent to Joseph over the last 24 hours have not been returned. A message is out to coach Bo Pelini to officially confirm Joseph’s departure.
At least one Husker player, cornerback Joshua Mitchell, is weighing on Twitter. Mitchell will be a fifth-year senior next year and likely playing for his fourth position coach.
Another year another coach…best of luck to coach Joseph thank you for everything u did in your time with us in Lincoln
— Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) January 6, 2014