Daniels has offer, hears from Saban

Timeliness is big in everything, and college football recruiting is no different. Ohio center prospect James Daniels plans on soon making a decision and Alabama added its name not only to his offer list last week, but to his upcoming visit weeks soon to come. Nick Saban spoke with the three-star on Tuesday.

Technology has taken a big role in the college football recruiting game, whether it is social media, creative advertising, interactive facilities and much more. On Tuesday, Skype was once again the form of technology used by Nick Saban to have a personal call with a priority Alabama target in the class of 2015.

This time, Warren (Ohio) Harding three-star center prospect James Daniels was on the other end, just four days after learning of his verbal scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.

"Yeah, I talked to Coach Saban," he said. "They offered me last Friday. But I didn't talk to Saban until today. He pretty much talked about what Alabama does to be one of the top teams every year. Also, he talked about how they set up their players to graduate school earlier than four years. He also talked about why Alabama is one of the top teams in the country every year."

A trip to Tuscaloosa is in the works after it was passed by earlier this spring by Daniels' camp, when he named Auburn his leader. That is no longer the case.

"I went to Auburn in late March, but yeah I plan to visit (Alabama) really soon," he said. "They (AU) stopped showing me love like how they use to. I don't know when that changed, probably around a month ago."

With things heating up for his commitment and additional top offers from schools like Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, Arkansas and others, an initial visit to Alabama can make all the difference.

"It feels nice that such a major program is recruiting me," Daniels said. "But I really can't rank them (‘Bama) now. I have to visit them, then I'll be able to.

"I'm looking to commit in late June after I visit a couple more schools. I have some really big decisions ahead."

Scout.com currently pegs Daniels as the No. 7 center prospect in the class of 2015.

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