Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan identified Daniels as an early target, and accepted his commitment one month after taking over the program. Daniels signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday evening, and will be announced as a Scarlet Knight in the coming days.
"After I left Miami, we didn't know where I was going to end up," Daniels said. "The Big Ten is a big conference. My family has to take pride in that. That's one of the reasons I went to Rutgers. I want to go against the best every day and every night. That's what the game's about. I want to prove that I'm the best."
Daniels signed college letters before, both to Miami out of high school and ASA junior college, where he currently attends school. Doing it for the third time, Daniels said he was never more confident about his decision.
"It wasn't my first time doing this kind of thing, but this time I was more confident," Daniels said. "It's the best fit for me basketball wise and school wise."
Daniels is excited about Big Ten basketball and the academics at Rutgers, but said Jordan was his biggest reason for picking the Scarlet Knights.
"I want to play for a well-recognized coach," Daniels said. "Their system is how I see myself playing and fitting in. Him as an NBA coach accepting me as a part of his family is incredible. The sense that they truly want me is what gives me so much confidence."
Playing at ASA, Daniels has four starts this season and leads the team in points per game (20.2), minutes (23.8) and assists (5.2).