Daniels Focused On Championship

Alex Daniels of Columbus Brookhaven is a highly sought-after recruit, but while most players across the country are starting to get into the visit process, Daniels is still going with his season and is focused on that. Duane Long caught up with Daniels for some quick words on recruiting.

ATH Alex Daniels of Columbus Brookhaven is one of the most sought-after uncommitted Ohio seniors. Buckeye fans have him high on their wish list right now, but Daniels has more pressing matters than recruiting to worry about as his undefeated Brookhaven team takes on undefeated Avon Lake this weekend for the Division II Ohio football championship. Avon Lake is No. 1 in Ohio, while Brookhaven is No. 2.

Daniels is very focused on the game and wants a title in a big way.

"I never wanted anything any more in my life," Daniels said. "I'm ready to play right now. So are my teammates."

So, not surprisingly, Daniels is not worried about recruiting at this moment.

"It's just like the last time with recruiting," Daniels said. "I'm enjoying this (season) so much, I'm not really even thinking about recruiting. I've never been on a winner before. Never."

Daniels did offer up a couple of recruiting tidbits. He has three schools picked out for visits.

"I'm going to Minnesota next weekend, Oklahoma and Ohio State," Daniels said. "That's it right now."

Some have speculated that Daniels may be a lock for Oklahoma. Daniels is high on the Sooners, but he doesn't understand why people may be saying that he is a lock.

"Yeah, why is that?" Daniels said. "I like Oklahoma, so I say nice things about Oklahoma. If I was so sure about going to Oklahoma, why don't I just commit?"

Daniels (6-3, 225) has had a fine senior season, posting 75 tackles, 4-1/2 sacks, and 3 INTs (two returned for touchdowns).

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