Another Decision Coming For Four-Star DE?

Ole Miss commitment Elijah Daniel talks about his visit to Auburn, where the Tigers stand, and when he'll make a final decision.

Avon, Ind.—Following a recent commitment to the Ole Miss Rebels, four-star defensive end Elijah Daniel took a trip to check out the Auburn Tigers over the weekend and says he enjoyed getting the opportunity to get to see Rodney Garner again and check out the campus for the first time.

"It went real good and I got to connect with Coach Garner," Daniel says. "I have known him since about the seventh grade. It went really good with the recruits and the players there.

"I had never been to Auburn," he adds. "To be in Auburn for the first time and see how it is was nice and it's only going to get better. It was real cool."

Elijah Daniel

With extended family in Alabama and his older brother Montez Robinson actually committing early to Auburn before switching to Garner and the Georgia Bulldogs, Daniel had a good idea of what to expect when he made a visit to the Plains. After seeing the facilities and having a chance to sit down with the coaches he adds that Auburn has everything he's looking for in a school and it has made his decision a tough one.

"Auburn is up there," Daniel says. "I'm going to make a decision the next day or two and decide where I'm going to sign my letter and go to college. Auburn is one of the finalists. It's basically Auburn and Ole Miss."

Garner is definitely one of the reasons why Daniel decided to take a visit to Auburn to see the campus and facilities and he says that's one of the big reasons why he's now strongly considering the Tigers.

"They were real down to earth people and I enjoyed meeting them," Daniel says of the whole staff. "I enjoyed Coach Garner the most because I know him the most out of any coach that has been recruiting me in this process my high school career."

Ole Miss has been on a roll in recruiting for the last month, but Daniel notes that when he decided to take a visit to check out the Tigers it wasn't something the Rebels were fond of hearing.

"I've got to do what I've got to do," Daniel says. "They were kind of surprised, but I have to do what I have to do. I feel like if I didn't take the visit I would be shooting myself. Why not just take it and see what it's about."

Now that he has seen his two favorites Daniel adds that he plans to make a final decision in the coming days and sign with that school on Wednesday. Not showing his hand yet, he seems to have a good idea of what he wants to do already.

"I'm going to go back and talk to my family and my brother," he notes. "It won't be that tough of a decision, however."

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