Mater Dei (Cal.) quarterback J.T. Daniels was sidelined recently while he got his wisdom teeth removed. That’s the only downtime he wants this summer. For the class of 2019 recruit, it’s all about growth.
“I think growth is something to strive for, just keep getting better,” Daniels said.
The young quarterback plays for the illustrious Mater Dei program that consistently produces Division I talent. Being surrounded by such high standards and talented teammates has helped Daniels progress.
“Mater Dei football is an unreal opportunity. We get better each and every day!” Daniels said.
Daniels has caught the eye of the many top programs, including Stanford, Arizona State, BYU, Cal, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Washington He was also named to the Scout Class of 2019 Players to Watch list. It’s just more fuel for growth for the quarterback.
"It's a great honor to be named that but it doesn't change anything. We still gotta go out and play,” Daniels said.
Daniels participated in Stanford’s camp earlier this summer. He hasn’t received an offer from the Cardinal, but Stanford provides the type of growth, on and off the field, that Daniels is looking for.
“Stanford…is one of the hardest places to get into and one of the hardest to get out of. Mentally and physically it's a true test of strength and determination. That's what I love about Stanford,” Daniels said.
“A Stanford offer would be incredible. The prestige of that school is unmatched.”
Along with Daniels, Stanford has been on the radar of many Mater Dei stars. They brought in class of 2016 linebacker Curtis Robinson and is recruiting the wide receivers and brothers Osirius St. Brown and Amon-Ra St. Brown and offensive tackle Tommy Brown.
With Andrew Luck and Kevin Hogan’s success in recent years and top quarterback recruits in KJ Costello, Davis Mills and Jack West in subsequent classes. Could Daniels be the next in line for Stanford quarterbacks?