Four-star DE Daniel talks Louisville offer

Elijah Daniel only played in four games as a junior because of injury, but that hasn't stopped top BCS programs, including Louisville, from extending scholarship offers to the 6'4, 240-pound four-star 2013 defensive end from Avon, Ind.

Elijah Daniel only played in four games as a junior because of injury, but that hasn't stopped top BCS programs, including Louisville, from extending scholarship offers to the 6'4, 240-pound four-star 2013 defensive end from Avon, Ind.

A high school teammate of Louisville signee DeAndre Herron, Daniel, rated one of the Top 10 prospects at the junior Semper Fidelis combine in Phoenix, AZ., last month, received an offer from Charlie Strong's Cardinals just before signing day.

"It was really exciting to get that offer because DeAndre is heading there, so it was real good to know that they want me and offered me," Daniel said. "I talked to the defensive coordinator [Vance Bedford] about the offer. He was talking about coming down for a visit and seemed really excited about me. It went pretty good."

Though Daniel doesn't have a visit scheduled to Louisville, he could make a trip south with Herron to check out the Cardinals this spring.

"It's a real strong possibility," Daniel said. "Me and DeAndre are real cool friends. We'll probably get something worked out."

Blessed with impressive size and athleticism, Daniel already has early offers from Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee and Minnesota. He's planning to visit two of those programs this spring.

"A lot of top Big 10 programs [offered]," Daniel said. "I'm still trying to see what they want me to play as and go from there. I'm probably going out to Ohio State next month and then I'm probably going to Purdue next month."

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