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Former Northwestern CB Jaheem Joseph Transfers to West Virginia

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Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers found a late addition through the transfer portal on Monday afternoon with former Northwestern defensive back Jaheem Joseph.

Joseph will head to Morgantown to team up with defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley after spending the previous three seasons at Northwestern in the Big 10.


Joseph put together a solid campaign in his junior season, recording 24 total tackles, three interceptions, and a pass breakup. Joseph finished his time in Evanston with 37 tackles, three interceptions, and two passes defended.

Coming out of Monsignor Pace High School in the Class of 2020, Joseph was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and checked in as the nation’s 915th-ranked player. He also was listed as the 74th-ranked defensive back in his class and the 116th-ranked player in the state of Florida.

Joseph became the Mountaineer’s eighth addition, joining the likes of Jacksonville State’s Xavier Bausley, Troy’s T.J. Jackson, Ohio State’s Reid Carrico, Oklahoma State’s Jayden Bray, and more.

Joseph and the rest of the new faces in Morgantown will take the field for the first time as Mountaineers on Saturday, August 31st, against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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