Daniels "It Was Amazing"

Utah freshman guard Devon Daniels discusses his NC State official visit and updates his recruitment.

Devon Daniels enrolled at Utah last fall and spent one season in the program before deciding to transfer out this spring.

Daniels enrolled at Utah last fall with a reputation for being a two-way player projected to contribute early.  He managed to work his way into the rotation, playing 27 minutes per game while averaging 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds.  He also tallied 78 assists while making 26 starts for the Utes.  

Even more impressive was his efficiency.  Daniels shot a blistering 57% from the field and 40% from three-point range while knocking down 72% of his free throws.

"I played to my strengths and played to the team's scheme," said Daniels.  "I think it showed in the numbers... how well I played.  Overall, the season was good. I learned a lot from the coaches and my teammates.  I think I experienced a lot playing in the Pac-12... that helped.  Overall, it was a productive season."

The first school he visited was NC State, as he checked out the Wolfpack this week and left impressed.

"It was amazing, "Daniels said. "The coaches were really cool, and they gave off a lot of positive energy. My family had a good time. It was really good."

Daniels, who would have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season, discussed the Wolfpack's recruiting pitch.

"They were telling me it would be a good fit," he said.  "They said they need me and want me to go there because they think I'd have a big impact my first year there. They think I could excel in their program and in their system."

What was the highlight of the visit? 

"Really the best part was the vibe I got from them, the energy," Daniels said.  "They really seemed honest, and it felt like they really wanted me to go there."

As of now, Daniels has one visit planned and admitted that he is closing in on a final decision.

"I'm visiting San Diego State tomorrow, and I might take one more after that," he said. "But, I'm really not sure.  I'll see where it's at when I'm finished with that visit."

I'd like to decide sooner than later because I want to get in summer school, but I have to be comfortable with my decision.  When I am, that's when I'll make it."

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