Daniels Focusing On Two

Alex Daniels of Columbus Brookhaven is one of Ohio's top ten prospects, and right now he seems to be focusing primarily on two colleges. Duane Long has an update.

There has been some speculation floating around that DB/LB/RB Alex Daniels of Columbus Brookhaven favors Oklahoma. That seemed to be news to Alex.

"Where?" he said. "I didn't say anything like that."

Daniels (6-3, 225) is very high on Oklahoma though, and as a matter of fact, he seems to be focusing primarily on the Sooners and Ohio State, both of whom have offered Daniels a scholarship.

"I like Ohio State and Oklahoma," he said. "They are tied, and then there is everybody else. It's going to come down to where I am the most comfortable."

Any other schools he is looking at?

"Right now, it's just Ohio State and Oklahoma," he said. "I've already been to Ohio State so many times and now it's time to go out to Oklahoma and take a look.

"As it stands right now, I am likely to visit just those two unless something happens."

There are some other schools he would be interested in if they showed interest in return.

"I would like to hear from LSU and USC and the Florida schools, but I haven't yet," he said.

Alex was originally planning to take an RV out to Oklahoma for a visit, but he will be going on an official visit instead.

"I didn't go out there," he said. "They are sending me something so I can just set up an official visit."

Daniels is a top ten player in the state of Ohio, and his move to Brookhaven will help them make a big run in 2004.

"I'm confirming I am now definitely going to Brookhaven," he said. "We have a great coaching staff here. They don't mess around. They made a run last year, and now we have even more talent, so I am pumped for the season."

Daniels is a player that can play several positions, but it sounds like he will play the season at safety and linebacker.

"We are going to Miami (Oh.) for a 7-on-7 tournament," he said. "We leave tomorrow, but the tournament is not until Saturday. We had a 7-on-7 yesterday. I'm playing both strong safety and linebacker.

"We are trying to find somebody to play linebacker so I can stay at strong safety. But I'm also playing running back on offense."

Daniels is not just focused on the season. He is already getting ready for life in college.

"I have been thinking hard about what it's going to take to be successful in college," he said. "I am trying to set the table so I can be ready. I am getting up at 6 in the morning now to start my day."

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