Are the Noles Still Under Consideration?

Tallahassee Godby's De'Andre McDaniel seems to have a supply of bottled lighting. The talented two-way player let it out in several key big play flashes Friday night. The 6-foot-1 and 180 pound standout committed to Clemson. Is he still considering the Seminoles?

McDaniel caught a touchdown pass to cap the game's first drive, blocked a and recovered a field goal try and turned in the game-sealing interception as Godby routed Leon 35-10.

His field goal blocked thwarted an attempt by Leon – down just 14-3 at the time – to pull to within one score.

McDaniel's interception on Leon's first drive of the second half about sealed the deal. Snaking his return through several potential tacklers, McDaniel set Godby up at the Leon 12. The offense scored on the very next play to make it 21-3.

"There are just times when I feel that I need to step up and make a big play," said McDaniel, who had another late touchdown catch negated when the back judge ruled that he was down at the 1-yard line.

"We were all a little discouraged at halftime because we hadn't split on them yet even though we had some chances to."

As of yet, the elusive McDaniel does not have any official visits lined up. Godby has an off day on Sept. 23 and McDaniel said that he would like to get up and see either Clemson or North Carolina with the free weekend.

"Right now Clemson is my favorite," he said. "Then Florida State and North Carolina."

Don't expect a decision anytime soon. McDaniel says he's going to do his thinking after his sesason is over.

"Football is my focus right now," he said. "We want to be city champions, district champions and state champions."


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