Cary Awaiting Offer

CB Daniel Cary had a solid performance at Maryland's camp and hopes for an offer.

Daniel Cary, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back from Fort Washington, Md., isn't afraid to boast a little about his football abilities. The rising senior has finished attending camps this summer, including a trip to College Park earlier this summer where Cary said he had a great performance.

“I went to Maryland's camp and I basically shut the camp down,” Cary said.

Cary said he enjoyed his visit to College Park and is hoping to hear more from the coaching staff and the program after his performance.

Cary only has one offer so far from Howard, which he received after another solid performance at their camp this summer. While he likes Howard's program, he is on the lookout for offers from FBS schools. His ideal program is one that he feels the most comfortable at, regardless of distance.

“I want a program that's looking to show me love and to have faith in my ability to perform,” said Cary. “I'd like to stay home but at the same time I'd like to get away. I've been here my whole life so I'd like to get away too.”

In his junior season last year, Cary played strong safety in Friendly High's man-to-man defense and finished with 67 tackles and an interception. He is being recruited mostly as a cornerback and credits his ability to jam receivers at the line and his ability to keep up with faster receivers as one of his greatest strengths. With football season starting in about a month, Cary has been working out with his team and getting ready for his senior campaign.

“I've been working on my footwork and being out there on an island all by myself and not getting bored out there and having someone beat me deep because I'm getting bored,” Cary said. “Every once in a while, I'll shut a receiver down and I'll get bored out there and a ball might go over my head.”

While his skills on the football field may be impressive, Cary also believes his good-natured personality is a plus in the team environment.

“I'm great to get along with,” said Cary. “All my friends and everyone on the team, nobody dislikes me. I'm a people person.”

Cary said he looks up to the New York Jets' cornerback duo in Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, both who have reputations as great defenders and capable of scaring opposing quarterbacks from throwing in their direction.

“Cromartie's not afraid to get in your face and Revis isn't afraid to get in your face either,” Cary said. “They're shutdown corners.”

A shutdown corner is exactly what Cary hopes to be at the college level. He's satisfied with only having one offer right now, but another one, possibly from the Terps, could be even better for this athlete who wants to prove himself at the highest level.


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