Armonze Daniel has only lived in the Hoosier State a short time, moving from Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Avon, Ind. during his freshman year of high school.
Growing up in the shadows of Bryant-Denny Stadium, Daniel reflected back on watching Alabama games and even attending a string of Auburn games. Southeastern Conference football, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect figured, would one day be home.
Headed into his senior season, Daniel’s scholarship total has reached three: Iowa, Minnesota and Toledo.
“Purdue is the next team that I see offering,” Daniel said. “When I get out to camps this summer things should pick up for me. There have been tons of coaches that have come out to see me this spring, and all of them have told me to come work out for them in camp. I feel like by the end of the summer I will have a few more offers.”
Daniel said he plans on camping at Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. Daniel’s trip to Baton Rouge will be his second in three months.
“I stayed for a few days so that I could see the spring game,” Daniel said. “It was an amazing time. I loved the stadium setup, and having the Tiger live right outside was cool. I also liked seeing how physical everyone was.
“I was out there on the sidelines during warm ups and the mood just fit me,” he added. “The linebackers and safeties were going after it. I’m trying to match that intensity for the coaches when I work out for them this summer.”
With a number of experienced minds in his ear talking up the LSU program, there is no mystery as to where Daniel’s early attraction to the Bayou Bengals program was rooted.
“My brother Montez (Robinson) played at Georgia and has talked to me a lot through my process, and LSU is a school that he said is amazing on defense,” Daniel said. “Then my coach is always talking up how many players that the LSU staff puts into the NFL. I see it as a great opportunity, which is why I am getting back down to try and earn a spot.”
When Daniel’s suffered a ruptured spleen four games into his junior campaign, the three-star outside linebacker prospect’s final stat line read 60 solo tackles and a pair of interceptions.