After an impressive showing at camp, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt alerted McDaniel that an offer was on its way, then head coach Mark Richt made it official.
"Coach Pruitt told me first during the camp about the offer," said McDaniel. "He told me he wanted to sit me down with Coach Richt so he could offer me.
"After I finished working out at the camp, Coach Richt came up to me and told me that they want me and that I now have an offer from Georgia.
"He wants me to visit there again, to get my parents there so he can meet them, and it was great."
The 6-foot-4, 261 pound rising-junior out of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson now has five offers and the one he added Thursday is a big one.
"I have been watching Georgia since I moved here from Cincinnati when I was four. My favorite school growing up was really Ohio State, but I have really started to like Georgia lately.
"I visited Georgia for a Junior Day this year and I was back today and it is great. I love the family environment there and the offer from them means a lot.
"The offer from Georgia was one I have been working for."
The Dawgs now are in McDaniel's top two. He shined in front of Mark Richt, Jeremy Pruitt, and Tracy Rocker Thursday and he will likely be in Athens again soon.
But he plans to visit another school he is high on first - Clemson. He will be there Saturday and the Tigers are in his top two with the Dawgs.
Expect Clemson to offer one of the top 2016 prospects soon.
Do not be surprised if McDaniel ends the recruiting process early. "I could commit early," McDaniel said.
If he chose Georgia, he would end up pairing up with a current teammate again. That wouldn't be a bad thing.
"It would be great to play with Justin Young (2015 Georgia commitment) again. He helped me a lot when I came into Grayson as a freshman. He is a real leader and it would be amazing to play with him again. It would be perfect."