Daniels Making His Way to South Bend

DaVaris Daniels hasn't been to Notre Dame since last spring. In fact he hasn't been at Notre Dame since he committed to the Irish. That will change this weekend as the wide receiver from Vernon Hills High School (Ill.) will make his official visit to South Bend.

DaVaris Daniels (6-foot-3, 180-pounds) was a Brian Kelly's primary target at wide receiver for Notre Dame's 2011 recruiting class. Daniels committed to the Irish back in September, but he has yet to step on campus as a commitment.

"I'm taking my official visit this weekend," Daniels said. "I was supposed to have come in December, but we had a bad snow storm over here and I could make it out. That was going to be my official also.

"I was pretty busy during the season, so I could really get over there, so the last time I was over there it was the spring game. "

Someone that Daniels is eager to get a chance to talk to is Michael Floyd. Notre Dame's leading receiver for the 2010 season was expected by many to put his name in the NFL draft, but Floyd recently announced that he would return for his senior season.

"I thought that he was going to leave, but with him coming back I think that it'll be an advantage," Daniels said. "He's going to get a lot of attention from the defense, and that will open things up for everyone else.

"I'm happy that I get to learn from a guy like that. Everybody tells me that my style is very similar to his. I think that's a pretty good comparison. I've heard how he's a hard worker, and he's a great player, but I'm going to try to be better. I feel if I work hard that I'll be able to do the things that he did or even more. I'm going to put in all I have."

Daniels recently competed in the Under Armor All-American game with some of the top high school talent in the country.

"It was a lot of fun and a good experience," he said. "I got to go up against some really good players. I had a great time. I had been out of football for a month and a half and really didn't catch a football the whole time, but I was sticking with them. It was pretty easy to get in the flow of everything, so things went pretty good."


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