Daniel Digging The Ducks

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd TE/DE Terrance Daniel gets Pac-12 offer and jumps on it...

With what he described as butterflies in his stomach, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd tight end/defensive end Terrance Daniel talked with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on Saturday.

"I was anxious and excited, I had butterflies," said Daniel. "He asked if I was interested in Oregon, and I said yes, and then he offered me."

On Sunday, Daniel called assistant coach Nick Aliotti, who's his recruiter, and told him he wanted to be a Duck.

"I called Coach Aliotti and told him I was committing," said Daniel. "It was one of the happiest moments in my life."

The 6-7, 235-pound Daniel, said that the Ducks offered him as a defensive end, even though tight end is his more natural position.

"They want me as a defensive end and I'm cool with that," said Daniel, who doubles as a punter. "I hear a lot I'm a tall punter, but I won't be punting."

Daniel also had an offer from UNLV and said that Cal Poly, UC Davis, Washington and Oregon State had all been in recent contact.

But his heart lied with the Ducks.

"One of my good friends from middle school, Carlyle Garrick, plays up there," said Daniel. "It's a great team and a great program with a great coach. When I was on the phone with Coach Kelly, I was smiling the whole time. It was like a dream come true."

Daniel said he will solidify that commitment when he visits Oregon. He's unsure if he'll take an unofficial visit before his official, but would like to.

"We may go up there for a game unofficially and then I'll take my official visit," said Daniel.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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