McDaniels Makes His Pick

Tyler McDaniels came to a decision Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward plans to play his college ball in the OVC.

Tennessee Tech just picked up their second verbal commitment in as many weeks, as Tyler McDaniels, of Norcross (Ga.) Meadowcreek, pledged to the Golden Eagles on Thursday.

"I went on my first visit anywhere to Tennessee Tech and I just feel in love with the campus and the people," McDaniels said. "I loved the environment up there so I went ahead and committed."

"It was a good fit for him," Desmond Eastmond, of the Worldwide Renegades, said. "He went down for a visit and like most kids when they visit a campus, he liked it. Academically he's also able to pursue an engineering degree, which is a passion of his."

Tennessee Tech beat out the likes of South Carolina State, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Auburn and Colorado. One of the main reasons Tennessee Tech got the nod was because of how they pursued him.

"They came down [a lot]," McDaniels said. "They laughed and joked with other students, they came that much. It meant a lot to me that coach Sutton is in a walker and he still came to my school a lot. That meant a lot to me."

McDaniels is a 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward that is rated as a three-star prospect on

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