Focus 2004

<b>Brandon Daniels </b> of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely will most likely be one of the heaviest recruited defensive prospects from the state of Florida. The 6-foot-4 and 250 pound defensive end was one of several outstanding players on this past season's Class 5A State Championship team. The Territory caught up with the South Florida standout to discuss his recruitment. "I have the ability to make the big-pay in the clutch," Daniels said. Click here to read this update on Daniels.

Brandon Daniels of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely will most likely be one of the heaviest recruited defensive prospects from the state of Florida.

The 6-foot-4 and 250 pound defensive end was one of several outstanding players on this past season's Class 5A State Championship team. Recently, The Territory caught up with the South Florida standout to discuss his recruitment.

This past season Daniels helped lead the Ely Tigers to the Class State 5A Championship by recording over 12 sacks and many tackles for loss.

After watching him in the State Championship game in Tallahassee last December it's easy to see why he'll be one of the top prospects in the state. He processes all the traits college scouts desire in size, quickness and tenacity.

What does the South Florida native think he brings to the table?

"I think my strength is stopping the run," said Daniels, who was selected to the all-county team as a junior. "I have the ability to make the big-pay in the clutch."

Right now the Pompano Beach Ely Senior likes Miami, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, and North Carolina State. He's receiving letters from both Florida and Florida State.

In this past recruiting recruiting class, the University of Miami signed four of his former Ely teammates to letter of intents. Will they be a factor?

‘They told me to take my time and go where I want to go," Daniels said. "Although I think they would like for me to go there. I wouldn't mind staying close to home.

The Hurricanes also have another factor working in their favor. Daniels is the cousin of Jerome McDougal, who started for Miami this past season at defensive end.

Daniels, who plans on taking all of his visits this fall before making a decision, will attend the Miami Nike camp this upcoming Saturday.


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