Eric Johnson Dropping in on Daniel Today

Armonze Daniel is 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and has been clocked at 4.45 in the 40. That's worth a visit from Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson, who will drop in to see Daniel at Avon (Ind.) High today (Tuesday). Find out how Daniel feels about the Hawks and catch up with his recruitment in this Hawkeye Insider update.

Eric Johnson tweeted on Sunday that he was heading to Indiana to find the next great Hawkeyes from the Hoosier State.

Armonze Daniel potentially fits that bill.

The Class of 2011 outside linebacker from Avon received an offer from Iowa last Wednesday. He's scheduled to welcome Johnson, the Iowa recruiting coordinator, into his high school today (Tuesday).

"Coach Johnson has been recruiting me since I was a sophomore, but I was still surprised by the offer," the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder said. "I really like Iowa a lot. I like Coach Johnson."

Scout.com ranks Daniel as the 37th best OLB in his class nationally. He's a three-star recruit on their five-star scale and boasts offers from Iowa, Purdue and Toledo.

Daniel as been clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

"Iowa's told me that they like the way I make plays in space," he said.

Daniel said Georgia has been contacting him a lot and he felt that an offer from the SEC school was close. Montez Robinson, Daniel's older brother, was dismissed from the Bulldogs team last month after an early April arrest.

"I hope so," Daniel said when asked if he thought Georgia would offer.

Daniels plans to visit Iowa City in June with his high school coach.

"Coach Johnson is always begging me to come up and take a look," Daniel said. "I really like Iowa so I want to see what it's like. I've wanted to come before, but I've had transportation issues."

Daniel moved to Indiana from Alabama several years ago.

"It was a family thing," he said. "I came up with my brother (Robinson)."

Interest in Daniel is increasing as Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana and Colorado are scheduled to come visit Avon High during the contact period.

"I'm just trying to take it all in," Daniel said. "I want to enjoy it and not take it too fast. I'm not going to commit for a while. I have a lot to see."


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