Clemson is on the board with its first commitment for the 2023 football class. WR Nathaniel Joseph (5-8 170) of Miami announced for the Tigers Friday afternoon over Florida, Florida State and Texas A&M. Joseph is rated as a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked as the #173 player overall and the #24 wide receiver nationally in his class.
“I did my research on all these teams and it felt like a home away from home,” Joseph said in announcing his commitment on CBSSports HQ. “When I went there, they showed a lot of love. Coach Dabo (Swinney) always showed love to me. It’s a great atmosphere. I did my research on the team and I seen they had only two receivers offered. I just feel that school fits me the best. I can come in there and have a big impact, even in a special teams role.”
Clemson receivers coach Tyler Grisham has been seeking a fast slot receiver prospect in the mold of a Hunter Renfro and Amari Rodgers. Joseph will give him that kind of skillset to work into the offense. Last season Joseph had 1400 all-purpose yards and scored 14 touchdowns.
“(Grisham) tells me there’s nobody like me at Clemson,” Joseph said this month. “I have crazy speed and I can really help at the slot wide receiver position, and I can always be dangerous in the return game.”
Joseph camped at Clemson in June and got the chance to meet the coaches and check out the program. From that, he felt like he had found the place where he wanted to be.
“I feel like they check most of the boxes,” Joseph said. “I feel they are in need of a slot wide receiver. They are just overall a great school. I love the coaches and the great atmosphere.”
Joseph helped to lead Miami Edison to the third round of the playoffs last season and earned All-Dade County 5A first team honors.