Chase Daniel will be a hot commodity!

Daniel threw for 42 TDs while completing almost 67-percent of his passes and rushed for another 18 scores in '03 as Carroll fell just short of a second consecutive state title last December.

One of the most athletically gifted players in the Dallas metroplex this fall will be Chase Daniel of Southlake (TX) Carroll. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Chase played wide receiver as a sophomore and could get looks to play safety, fullback or even linebacker.

His stats say that he is a quarterback though and Chase Daniel himself would tell you that himself. After starting at quarterback his junior year he will guide Carroll High School this year from the quarterback position again.

While he nearly completed 67 percent of all of his passes he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. As a junior Chase threw for 3,681 yards, 42 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He also ran for 1529 yards and 18 scores.

"I was first team All-Area, All-Region, All-District, All-State, MVP of the district and 5a Player of the Year," Daniel said.

Although he racked up those unbelievable stats and awards Chase hasn't received his first offer. That could come any day though as some of the nation's best schools are sending him mail.

"I get mail from Texas, Northwestern, Missouri, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Arkansas and LSU just about every day," Daniel said. "I like Texas a lot. I'd say after that it would probably go Northwestern, Kansas State and then Missouri."

Daniel will be looking at the education first that a school can provide for him. Then he will look at the athletics, the program and the prestige of the university.

When someone would normally watch a Southlake game most would say "fun and gun". There's much more to their offense then that though. There are schemes and as a team there is always perfecting that can be done to run those schemes correctly. It definitely is an up-tempo offense.

When Head Coach Todd Dodge was asked which college teams ran a similar offense he replied, "Clemson, Northwestern, Houston, and Missouri. The Florida State team with Charlie Ward is a good example. It's no-huddle."

One of the most amazing things about Daniel may not be a stat. It may not even be a measurable when it comes to height, weight or speed. It may be his arm strength. Daniel has said that he has thrown the football 60 or 65 yards before and that on a good day that he feels like he could throw it for 70 yards or even better.

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