Daniels ends recruitment

DeAndre Daniels made his college choice. The four-star prospect plans to play in the Big East.

DeAndre Daniels had one last curve ball for the recruitniks across the country.

Tuesday evening the 6-foot-7 forward spurned Texas, who many believed to be the leader, and others to commit to Connecticut, per Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy coach Vince Walden.

Daniels entertained interest from a number of schools early on and at different times Kentucky, Kansas and Texas were perceived to be leaders. He also toyed with the idea of heading to school last semester.

Daniels joins four-star prospect Ryan Boatright, of Aurora (Ill.) East to make up Connecticut's 2011 recruiting class.

"With the style of play and with what the Lamb kid did last year we think that he'll be able to be successful," Walden said. "With his ability to put the ball on the floor he could be a nightmare match up. He's a winner. We truly believe that."

Per a source, the plan is for Daniels to sign a financial aid agreement at some point in the next week.

Daniels, who ranks No. 29 overall in the 2011 class, is known for his athleticism and shooting ability, but according to Walden he's begun to add a motor to his game.

"The kid has grown in terms of his motor during his time here with us," he added. "He's also learning how to train and to take care of his body."

Daniels is the final top 100 prospect to make his decision.

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