Size: 6-3, 272
High School: Alamo Heights
Hometown: San Antonio, Tex.
Coming out of high school, McCarty was rated as a two-star offensive lineman and one of the top-100 offensive line prospects in the country by Scout.com. During his senior year, McCarty had 47 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack en route to being named second-team All-State and first-team All-District 27-4A in his last season at Alamo Heights. McCarty picked SMU over offers from Rice, Texas State and Harvard.
Daniel McCarty came into SMU with a lot of hope thanks to his senior season, but in his nine games he played his sophomore year, it was a rough year for the highly regarded guard. There were not a lot of players on the SMU offensive line, aside from Chauncey Briggs, who experienced much success but things were an especially big struggle for Daniel McCarty. McCarty struggled mightily with sacks early in the season and was doomed by false start and holding penalties later in the year as a result of worrying about sacks. Now, by no means, was McCarty the only to struggle on the offensive line, but after last season, and his spring this year, the pressure is on McCarty heading into 2015 to perform or somebody is simply going to take his spot.