Daniels Stays Patient, Will See Oregon In May

A top five receiver nationally in the class of 2013 according to Scout.com, Oakley (CA) Freedom four-star wide receiver Darrell Daniels isn't exactly short on options when it comes to collegiate offers.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I talked to them in the beginning when I had no offers and I haven't talked to them since. They said they would come back in May and talk to me."

Do you remember which coach from Oregon you spoke with originally?

"Coach (Nick) Aliotti. I've tried to get in contact with him, but he never answers the phone...He said he'd come back in May."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"I still have a lot of interest in Oregon. I'd have more if they were willing to offer me (laughter). If they offer me, I'd have way more interest in them, but right now, it's just that they're not showing me a lot of love and there's not much I can do."

When considering Oregon as a potential option, what kinds of things stand out to you about their program?

"Their offense. Their offense is very fast. I like the way they run their offense; that would be number one. Then, their uniforms (laughter)."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"A team leader on and off the field and a big receiver. A big, fast receiver."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after at all?

"No, no I don't. I want to be that guy some day, so I just try to focus on what I got to do to be that guy one day."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Academics and the academic support that I'm going to have, it's got to feel like I'm at home and it's got to feel like a team, and how fast I can get on the field, really."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Physical therapy."

What are some of the offers that you hold right now?

"Washington, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Cal -- Cal is a big offer I got right now, too -- and that's about it."

Do you have a top five or a list of favorites at this point?

"I don't have a top five yet, I'm still working on that...Probably after I take all of my visits and do a little more phone calling and stuff. I'm taking my visits in September, so probably after I take all my visits. Around that time is when I'll narrow it down."

As far as camps and unofficial visits go, where have you been and where do you plan on going over the next few months?

"I went to Cal on Saturday to their spring ball game and I'm going to Washington (this) Saturday...I'm to USC to their ‘Rising Stars (camp)' and then I'm going to the Nike combine in Oakland."

Darrell Daniels profile

Follow Chris Courtney on Twitter at eDuckCCourtney

eDuck Top Stories