Experience in shotgun read-option offense should serve McDaniel well as he attempts to assimilate to the next level in 2011.
Cam McDaniel (RB – 5'10/190):
Could serve as the only incoming running back with the likelihood that George Atkinson
will begin his career as a slot competitor…Irish backfield is a solid three-deep entering 2011 with Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year Cameron Roberson
joining the varsity fold this spring...Needs to grow under running backs coach Tim Hinton with one senior exiting campus following the 2011 season – slotting McDaniel with a leg up on the No. 3 RB spot vs. any incoming freshman in the 2012 class…Has experience as a shotgun back in the read option and appears to possess good vision when hitting the second level.
Kelly recruiting profile: Skill
Returning running backs: Jonas Gray, Cameron Roberson, Cierre Wood
Baumhower on McDaniel: He's a dynamic athlete, that can create with the ball in his hands. McDaniel was one of the top running backs in the biggest high school football division in Texas.
Berk on McDaniel: Impressed the Irish coaches enough to pick up an offer and wasted little time in giving his pledge. It will be interesting to see what McDaniel does during his Irish career and how many different ways he gets used.
Greg Powers (Audio) on McDaniel
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