Daniels On AU "Everything I'm Looking For"

Big offensive lineman James Daniels talks about his trip from Ohio to Auburn to see the Tigers.

Warren, OH--One of the top interior line prospects in the Midwest for the 2015 recruiting class, big James Daniels from Warren G. Harding High took his first visit to Auburn over the weekend since getting an offer from the Tigers. Spending time with Coach Gus Malzahn and getting a personal tour of the campus, Daniels got to talk with offensive line Coach J.B. Grimes as well as see the team go through a spring scrimmage. Spending parts of two days on the Plains, Daniels said the visit was better than he could have imagined.

"I would say it's my favorite because it's the only school I have visited that has everything that I'm looking for in a college," Daniels said. "Everything was there. I would say it's my favorite. I'm also looking at Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin and a whole bunch of schools."

With family in parts of Alabama and also in Atlanta, Daniels said that he would have no problems traveling to Auburn to play for the Tigers if they were his choice. He said one of the big draws for him that could come into play is what awaits if he chose to play in the rugged SEC.

"The coaches were telling me that when you play O-Line in the SEC you're going to be playing against four NFL players," Daniels said. "And it's not just the first-team, but the second-team defensive line is going to be all NFL players. If you're playing against the best it means you're going to be ready and you're going to be ready for the NFL."

Seeing the offense in action was something Daniels said was exciting for him to witness. Getting to sit in on position meetings with the offense after he arrived on Friday night, Daniels said he woke up early on Saturday to see the Tigers in a nearly 100-play scrimmage. That showed him all he needed to see from Malzahn's offense.

"I knew their offense was top-notch, but when they would read off the statistics and the things the offense had done in past years, I didn't know it was that great," Daniels said. "It was great seeing it in person. It would be fun to be a part of."

Planning to visit Iowa and Wisconsin in April, Daniels said he hopes to have a final decision made before his senior season and he feels like Auburn is definitely going to be in the running now that he's seen the Tigers in person.

"I'll be able to narrow things down after I'm done with those," Daniels said. "I want to commit before my senior season. I want to commit in June or July."


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