Daniels keeping up with the Irish

Four-star defensive tackle Darrion Daniels of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne updates his recruitment, and gives his thoughts on his relationship with Kerry Cooks and his impressions of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame will look to take two interior defensive linemen in the 2015 recruiting cycle. Christian Wilkins, Elijah Taylor, Jacob Daniel and Darrion Daniels are some of the top prospects for the Irish at the position.

Daniels, a four-star from Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne picked up an Irish offer last September, and he saw the Irish play in October in their game against Arizona State. He was interested in Notre Dame last fall, but where does he stand now after adding offers from the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State and USC?

"I'm definitely going to visit this summer if I can't visit this spring," Daniels said. "I keep in touch with Coach (Kerry) Cooks and he wants me to come check it out. I don't talk with him a lot, but when we do talk, we have in-depth conversations that go really well."

"Coach Cooks is a laid back guy, and I like that a lot," Daniels added. "He doesn't seem like the type of guy to scream at you, but teach and guide you through what you need to know."

Irish signee Nick Watkins hails from Bishop Dunne, and he's been in Daniels' ear about Notre Dame.

"Nick Watkins has talked to me more about it," Daniels said. "I know Notre Dame has a lot of history and great tradition, but Nick explained to me more about it, and it has me really interested."

Daniels has visited Texas and TCU thus far this spring. He plans on making a decision during his senior year, and he's currently not naming any favorites. Daniels is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 14 defensive tackle in the class of 2015.

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