Fla QB Wants to Play Both Sports

2008 Kentucky Wildcat football recruiting update from Kentucky Sports Report's Rob Gidel. Click inside to read the entire article.

B.J. Daniels Profile

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln HS traditionally sends prospects to the state of Kentucky each year, but it's the University of Louisville, not the Wildcats that generally recruit the area the best.

Things have gotten a little better, however, with the addition of former Florida State offensive line coach Jimmy Heggins, who still frequents the area in the spring time for evaluations.

This year's trip to the sunshine state resulted in one of the first scholarship offers.

"There o-line coach (Jimmy Heggins) came here and he told my coach that they were offering," Daniels stated. "I was real excited because I want to play both sports and obviously, Kentucky basketball is one of the top programs in the country."

Daniels was one of the areas top basketball players, starting at point guard on his school's varsity squad. Out of his tremendous offer list of Kentucky, Alabama, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois and South Florida, Central Florida, only the Bulls have told him he can play both.

"I've been told by South Florida that I can play both sports in college, if I want to," Daniels said. "I'd say that has put them as one of my top choices, but I still want to wait it out and see what happens with some of the other schools, first."

The Wildcats interest in Daniels is unknown however, because the coaching staff has done little to remain in touch with the talented 6-`, 205 pound dual threat quarterback.

"I really haven't heard much of anything from Kentucky since the spring," Daniels admitted. "I wish they would talk to me, more. It's a great school and it's in the SEC. We run alot of the spread offense that they play in that conference, so it'd be perfect for me."

The talented gunslinger threw for over 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 543 yards and six touchdowns.

"I am a really good passer," Daniels stated. "I think everyone looks at me and thinks I'm a runner, but I can fill it up through the air."


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