Danley Considers Summer Decision

Jamal Danley signed with Louisiana-Monroe out of high school, but elected to enroll at East Mississippi after just one year with the Warhawks. Danley helped the Lions win a national title last year and as a result his recruitment the second time around appears to be rolling along with a lot of momentum. With the spring evaluation period pending, Danley is considering making a move soon.

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There was talk that Danley would sign with a program in 2014, but he elected to return to Scooba, Mississippi for one more year to enhance his options.

"I didn't see a problem with coming back," explained Danley. "I felt like I would get more offers if I came back.

"I am hearing from Mississippi State, Alabama, Temple, Cincinnati and South Florida a lot lately.

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Cincinnati, South Florida, Temple and Massachusetts."

A trio of programs have begun to separate from the pack.

"The main ones are Mississippi State, Memphis and South Florida," explained Danley. "I talk to Mississippi State every week and South Florida every other day.

"Coach Tony Hughes is recruiting me from Mississippi State and we have a good relationship.

"I talked to him last night and they really want me to be a Bulldog."

Danley will have the ability to enroll at the school of his choice in January, which will enable him to take part in spring practice.

The Byhalia, Mississippi native is being recruited to play as an edge protector.

"I like playing guard, but they have talked to me about playing tackle," said Danley. "I know I can still play that and that's fine with me.

"I am weighing 315 right now and I want to be around 305 when the season comes around."

While many junior college prospects plan to wait out the season and decide in the final weeks before transferring, Danley would like to have his decision behind him before fall camp begins.

"I want to make a decision around the beginning of the summer," said Danley. "I am planning to go to Mississippi State's spring game soon.

"I am going to go up there and check that out."


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