Texas defensive tackle recaps game experience

Defensive tackle Darrion Daniels of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne raves about his experience on Saturday night as he took on Notre Dame vs. Arizona State in his hometown.

Few and far between prospects receive their first two offers from programs like Notre Dame and Oklahoma. But, defensive tackle Darrion Daniels of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne experienced just that last week. Shortly after the Irish and Sooners, Arizona State and Baylor extended offers as well. Daniels, teammates with Irish 2014 secondary targets Nick Watkins and Payton Hendrix, took in Notre Dame vs. Arizona State on Saturday night as an Irish recruit.

"The entire experience was wild," Daniels said. "I've only ever been to a Division II football game before, so this was incredible. The fans were so pumped, and it was pretty crazy to watch."

Daniels said he kept a close eye on the play of the defensive line.

"I thought the defense played a great game," Daniels said. "They stayed in it until the end. Particularly, the defensive line. I've never seen players hold off the double team like that. It was awesome."

For Daniels, seeing the Irish play in person made things more real for him.

"There's not many places like Notre Dame, I'm learning," Daniels said. "What they have both for football and academics is not like any other school in the country. Seeing them play up close changed things a little. I love the speed of their defense and what their fan base was like."

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly took in Bishop Dunne's game agasint Prestwood Christian on Friday night in Dallas.

"Our season is going pretty well," Daniels said. "We had a tough loss on Friday night to Prestwood Christian, but Coach Kelly was there and I thought I played a pretty good game."

Daniels plans to be patient with the recruiting process, but the Irish have certainly caught his attention in a short period of time.

"I don't really have any favorites because it's early and I'm just starting to get offers," Daniels said. "But, Notre Dame, they're something else."

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