Devin Danielson

Pa. DT Devin Danielson has Pac-12, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten offers

Clairton (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson defensive tackle Devin Danielson holds offers from across the country.

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Devin Danielson, a defensive tackle at Clairton (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson, keeps recruiting low-key.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Danielson does not do much on social media, and his days are not spent messaging with coaches.

Even when it comes to visits, despite a wide range of offers, Danielson kept most of his unofficial visits to nearby schools as he learns the magnitude of being a sought-after recruit.

Danielson's offer list includes UCLARutgersVirginia, Virginia TechIowa StatePittsburghLouisvilleSyracuse and West Virginia. He made visits to Pittsburgh, Louisville, Syracuse and West Virginia.

Even when offers come in, Danielson is not running to google to learn more about the school.

"I don't pay much attention to (the offers) right now," Danielson said. "I'm just trying to get better. I've still got another season. I need to get faster. I am trying to get leaner, and I'm working with the hand placement."

The offer from UCLA brought Danielson's recruitment to a national scale, but he does not know much about the Bruins. 

"One day my coaches told me UCLA offered," Danielson said. "I really do not have much communication with them."

Danielson's school is located between Pittsburgh, where he was Saturday, and West Virginia, where he visited earlier for a junior day.

"I saw pretty much everything," he said. "I saw all their facilities, all their coaches. I liked seeing what they're about. I liked seeing the (facilities), what they use to practice. They mean business and they are always competing to win."

The trip to Louisville came about because of the stature of the program.

"They're competing for a national championship and that is what I want to be a part of," Danielson said. "They're adding onto the stadium. They are adding on about 10,000 seats. We saw pictures of what it is going to look like. Then, we went on a campus tour and we went to a basketball.

"That was really cool. The seats were amazing."

Danielson made his trek to Syracuse in late January for a junior day event.

"I saw a lot," he said. "We saw their practice facilities, and they play basketball where they play football, so we got to see that, too. We didn't get a campus tour."

The energy of the staff stood out to Danielson, and it came across throughout the day.

"It was how much effort they put into the junior day, presenting it, and how much they want you there," he said. "I got a lot of time with the coaches, (like) my recruiter coach Reno (Ferri). He really wants me to come there. He thinks I can really help."

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