Manning took his official visit to LSU for the Florida game and evidently wasn't swayed by the Tigers' 44-15 loss to the Gators. He and his teammate, linebacker Nurhanda Manning, have expresseda continued interest in LSU, although Manning doesn't currently have a scholarship offer from the Tigers.
"I just committed to LSU," McDaniel told Jamie Neweberg of BorderWars.com. "They had everything I was looking for. I was really impressed with everything. I found what I was looking for. The atmosphere there is awesome and I like the player-coach relationship."
McDaniel, 6-1 and 215 pounds, committed to LSU over Colorado, Florida State, Texas, and Texas A&M. Last season as a junior, he recorded 178 tackles playing middle linebacker. McDaniel has a 3.4 grade point average and 830 SAT. He bench presses 340, squats 500 and vertical jumps 31-inches. McDaniel is rated as the 29th best prospect from the state of Texas according to David Garvin's HeartlandRecruiting.com.