Talented In-State LB Getting Early Attention

Jeffrey Daniels' recruitment is wide open.

Brantley, Ala.--Linebacker prospect Jeffrey Daniels of Brantley High School doesn't have any offers yet, but he's getting attention from schools across the Southeast and even one school out West.

"I'm hearing from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Memphis, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Louisville and LSU. I got a letter from Colorado the other day," Daniels notes.

With no early favorites, Daniels has made visits to in-state schools Auburn and Alabama this spring to tour the campuses and watch scrimmages.

"I liked it up there," he says of his visit to the Plains on March 11. "It was very nice. We got to look at all the facilities, the tutoring room, the weight room, the practice fields and the indoor field. And we watched the scrimmage.

"We got on the field and they were warming up," Daniels adds. "After the game was over they took us on the rest of the tour."

Brantley made it to the Super Six at Legion Field last year. The Bulldogs lost the Class A state championship 21-12 to Addison depsite a great game by Daniels. He was credited with 15 tackles and three tackles for a loss.

At 6-2, 235 pounds, Daniels says he had 135 solo tackles and five picks as a junio, while also playing running back. He's being recruited as a linebacker and says that his visit to Tuscaloosa was similar to the time he spent at Auburn.

"It was about the same, except we talked to the players," he notes. "I know (Alabama linebacker) Marcel Stamps. He's from Brantley. I know (tight end) Nick Walker, too, because he's from Pike County. I really don't know anybody from Auburn."

With his family divided 50/50 between the Tigers and the Tide, Daniels says he'll probably feel pressure later in the recruiting process to stay in-state.

He'll have plenty of chances to check out both schools as he plans to attend the senior camps in Auburn and Tuscaloosa this summer. Daniels will also be at the Scout.com Combine in Tuscaloosa on April 29.


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