Rebels scout California tailback

Chris Daniels (RB, San Diego, CA) - The Rebels had an off weekend, so they used their time wisely and sent coaches from coast to coast to evaluate high school and junior college talent. One player that they took a look at is Junipero Serra's running back, Chris Daniels.

"Ole Miss started recruiting me after the second game of the season," added the 5' 9", 180 pound scat back who reports a 4.3 forty. "I set up an official visit with Ole Miss for November 25th. They play their big rival (MSU) that day, so they wanted me to come check it out."

The Rebels are trying to sell Chris on their program and early playing time.

"They told me they have a real good program and school, and that they wanted me to be a big factor for their team. I like the chemistry their team has with their coaches and school."

Daniels has scheduled two more official visits.

"I was suppose to go Washington State this Friday, but something has come up, and I am going to have to reschedule that visit. I think I am suppose to go to Tennessee on either December 3 or the following weekend. It is either the first or second weekend in December."

Who else in the picture?

"Nebraska, Colorado State, and San Diego State. It is pretty much down to those six schools."

Has each school offered Daniels a scholarship?

"Yes sir, all of them have. A bunch more have offered me too."

What stands out about Tennessee?

"They are a powerhouse football team. They play hyped. I do not know; they tell me you just get a good feeling when you walk on their campus."

And Washington State?

"One of my real good friends goes to school there. They run a one back offense. I do not know, we have just been talking a lot. And the more we talk, the more I like them."

Who is coming after Chris the hardest?

"Probably Ole Miss. They send me a hand written letter from someone different on their staff everyday, and they call non-stop. Tennessee, Washington State, and Nebraska are on me real hard too. Tennessee came to my game last week, and Nebraska has been to a few of my practices. They all call about the same, but Ole Miss is more personal with their hand written letters. I guess that is what stands out the most about them."

When it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?

"I am going to law school, so their law school will be very important. Other than that, I just want to love the city, campus, and I want everybody to be a close knit family. I do not want to be worried about a lot of unnecessary stuff."

Chris rushed for over 1, 800 yards as a junior but ran into injury problems his senior campaign.

"We went 1-9 this year. I did alright but I got hurt and missed two games. Then I came back and got hurt again. I missed two more games. Then I came back, and re-injured my ankle. I was in and out all year. This was my first year to go through injuries so it made it kind of tough."

When talking about his strengths, two things stands out.

"My teammates got me to where I am now. And my coaches too. Without them, I would be just your average Joe. I owe everything to them."

But it is Chris' speed (4.3 forty) that has college recruiters itching to garner his signature.

"That is what they like, my speed. I run hard. I never give up. I do not want to be the person that is not going 100%. I just give everything I have."

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