21 in 21: CB Darian Dailey

The 21 in 21 series is designed to introduce fans to the newcomers arriving at Rutgers this summer. In a once a day format, ScarletReport.com presents profiles of the class of 2014. Today, we look at Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee cornerback Darian Dailey.

Cornerback Darian Dailey expects to bring his speed to Piscataway and contribute as a true freshman for Rutgers. The 5-foot-11 cornerback brings 4.4 speed, and has high expectations for himself.

"I'm definitely ready to go, because obviously I want to play right away," Dailey said. "Who doesn't? I've been training really hard. I'm working on my overall coverage. I'm working on off coverages and a little bit of everything. I'm running every day."

Dailey is one of three Florida cornerbacks in the 2014 Rutgers recruiting class, joining Kam Lott and Isaiah Wharton.

"The Big Ten, they're known for big schools like Ohio State and Michigan and big receivers," Dailey said. "But Florida boys, we're kind of different. We're a little bit faster than them. … I'm coming to lock my side down. I'm coming to lock it down and win a championship."

Dailey flipped to Rutgers from Tulane after a postseason official visit. He cited the Big Ten and his recruiter, defensive line coach Jim Panagos, as reasons why.

"It's big because coach Panagos recruited me, and I just want to prove him right," Dailey said. "I want to prove that the choice he made in offering me was good."

Dailey enrolls June 22 with the bulk of the 2014 class.

"It's a big opportunity to put on the block R. I just want to play college football, and I'm another step closer to my dreams," Dailey said. "I just want to get going and play some real football again."

Dailey has friends and former teammates playing at the next level, and is soaking up all of the advice he can before moving to Rutgers.

"I talk to a few NFL players that I know, and basically they just said it's hard work and paying attention and going out to work every day ready to give it 110 percent," he said. "Show up, do your work and that's what it takes. Focus on your school work."

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