Checking in at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds and living in Texas, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Darrion Daniels excels at football. You might be amazed by what the defensive tackle can do off of the field, however.
"I've been in show choir since 7th grade and have kind of always been attached to it," Daniels said.
The Dallas Bishop Dunne High standout plans on continuing his performances on both stages when he gets to college.
"I want to minor in musical theater and major in something dealing with math," Daniels said.
Scout.com's 13th-ranked defensive tackle nationally in 2015 has plenty of options. The junior reports scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Louisville, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Ohio State, SMU, Iowa, California, Tulsa, Texas Christian and Texas. More likely will follow.
"It's going really well," Daniels said. "I'm looking for somewhere that I feel comfortable and helps me make it to the next level. I'm wide open."
Iowa has impressed Daniels early. Assistant LeVar Woods has led the Hawkeyes recruitment of the four-star prospect.
"Coach Woods has to be one of the coolest coaches I've met," Daniels said. "He likes my size and my mobility. He says not many big boys can move like I can.
"I'm not that familiar with their defense but Coach Woods talks very highly of them and I can't wait to see them this next year."
Daniels said an Iowa visit likely is in his future.
"I plan to make as many unofficial visits as I can," he said.