Danley has the Tigers as No. 1

Jamal Danley is back on the field for his senior year, and the main thing on his mind is using this season to get prepared for college. The offensive guard from Byhalia High School has offers from both Memphis and Southern Miss, but Danley already has a clear front-runner.

Jamal Danley is back on the field for his senior year, and the main thing on his mind is using this season to get prepared for college.  

The offensive guard from Byhalia High School has offers from both Memphis and Southern Miss, but Danley already has a clear front-runner in the Tigers.

“I like the staff and the coaches," Danley said. "I also like that it’s not too far from home and I feel like they’re going to be really good in the next couple of years."

Danley sees time on offense and defense for the Indians and feels his biggest strength at the next level is his ability to play on both sides of the ball.

“I have the height of an offensive lineman but the size and speed of a defensive lineman, so right now I don’t know where (Memphis) wants me at," Danley said.

Although he is open to any position, Danley said that pursuing the quarterback is his preference.

“Probably defensive end if I had a choice," he said. "I like using my speed.”

Danley has formed a tight bond with the Tigers’ Defensive Coordinator Jay Hopson, who recruits Danley's area for the Tigers.

“We have a real good relationship," Danley said. "He’s the recruiting coordinator over in Mississippi and he stays in contact with me."

Danley said that Memphis is No. 1 on his radar and he plans to make his decision very soon.

“I plan on going to the Mississippi State game up there and I plan on committing then," Danley said.

When asked how the Byhalia Indians will finish the 2011 season, Danley has some lofty goals for his last year playing on Friday nights.

“We have a chance to go to state," he said. "If we keep working, we can do it.”


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