Tigers offer four-star DT

LSU extended an offer Tuesday night to four-star DT Darrion Daniels. The Tigers are always on the lookout for elite defensive tackles, and Daniels is one of the Lone Star State's best.

LSU officially targeted one of the Lone Star State's most heavily recruited defensive tackles Tuesday night.

Four-star DT Darrion Daniels (Dallas | Bishop Dunne) picked up an offer from the Tigers, making LSU one of almost two dozen schools to come after this elite prospect. Daniels ranks as the No. 14 DT in the country, which sets him right near the top of LSU's big board at that position.

At about 6-foot-4, 280 pounds, Daniels has a long frame similar to that of current LSU DT Maquedius Bain. Daniels is often bigger and stronger than his competition, which is evident in the way he dominates the line of scrimmage, swallowing up rushing lanes and pushing linemen back on their heels.

But Daniels isn't just a brute. He shows some good movement and agility as well, and he plays to the end of the whistle, often chasing down the ball carrier past the line of scrimmage.

That blend of size and athleticism has led some of the nation's best programs to come calling for his services. The Big XII powers have been the ones to get most of his attention to this point.

He's visited Texas, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State recently, and he has said Texas Tech would likely be the next school he checks out.

"Growing up in Texas, I'm not saying that I'm going to a Big 12 school but those are the teams that have a lot of potential right now," he told LonghornDigest's William Wilkerson earlier this week. LSU will hope the SEC can get some of his attention though. The Tigers are the third program from that conference to extend him an offer, joining Ole Miss and Arkansas.

For the Tigers, defensive tackle hasn't been a major focus for the defense in the 2015 recruiting class. In the state, T.D. Moton is Louisiana's top DT prospect, but most of LSU's attention at that position has been out-of-state. Prospects like Albert Huggins, Tim Settle and Fletcher Adams have been some of the top targets on LSU's board, and Daniels jumps right up there with them.

For more on LSU's defensive tackles and the rest of the Tigers' targets for 2015, be sure to check out the RECRUITING BIG BOARD and stick around to discuss where Daniels stacks up for the Tigers.


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