James Daniels is preparing for a busy upcoming couple of months. At the end, the Ohio offensive lineman hopes to be closer to a college decision.
While the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Daniels enjoys the recruiting process, parts of it do wear on him.
"I find it fun," he said. "I like getting mail from all of the different schools. But I don't like when people in my school always ask me where I want to go or tell me where I should go."
Daniels, a center, feels completely capable of making that choice on his own. With 14 reported scholarship offers, he has excellent options. Arkansas, Auburn, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA and West Virginia are among the programs offering him an opportunity.
"After I visit the schools in the spring, I'll be able to narrow down some choices,' Daniels said. "I'm not sure exactly where I'm going yet, but I'll be visiting a lot of schools."
Daniels does know one school he will see soon.
"I think Iowa is a good school," he said. "I'll visit them in the spring. I have a good relationship with Coach Brian Ferentz (offensive line)."
The Hawkeyes are thought to be a solid contender for Daniels' services. The Warren G. Harding High (Warren, Ohio) junior is the brother of Iowa running back LeShun Daniels, who played as a true freshman in 2013.
Much like the question he's asked about where he'll attend college, people often wonder if the Daniels siblings will team up again in college.
"He is my brother, but he knows that I have to make the best decision for me," James said. "I'll have to feel comfortable with coaches and the overall feeling of the school."
James Daniels is interested in studying medicine in college. He said he would like to commit to a school before his senior season begins in the fall.