Elijah Daniel weighed in at 250-lbs at The Opening this week, and showed he could move that big frame during drills and 1-1s, showing the explosiveness that made him one of the most sought after defensive ends in the country.
He recently committed to Clemson, and now that he's had a chance to let it sink in, Daniel feels even better about his decision.
"It feels good. I'm pretty comfortable about my decision right now. I'm always still trying to evaluate and stuff like that, but it feels pretty good."
Other options were there, but when Daniel visited the campus and met with the coaches, he knew it was the right place.
"Just sitting down and watching film and talking to coach, and seeing where I'm going to play at, I'm probably going to be a weakside defensive end and then in the 3-4, I'm going to be the guy in the open field. I'm going to be standing up, and obviously I have a chance to play early, so that's good."
Accustomed to having his hand on the ground, Daniel's role at Avon this year will change, allowing him to come in a little more prepared for what he might do in college.
"Actually this year, I'm going to be playing the SAM backer position this whole year. I may play defensive end still when they need me, but my defensive coordinator moved me to SAM and I'm just getting real familiar with it and I'm doing a good job with it."
The Opening: Elijah Daniel
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