Chris Daniels was on hand Saturday afternoon as the TCU Horned Frogs dismantled the Minnesota Golden Gophers. To say he came away impressed with the Frogs’ defensive performance would be an understatement. The 6’3” 284 pound defensive lineman says he loves the way TCU plays and looks forward to seeing them again in the near future.
”TCU gave me a great experience” said the Euless Trinity star. “It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life and TCU was looking really good at the game on Saturday.”With three offers on the table from TCU, USC and Western Michigan, Daniels is just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. After watching the Frog defense in action, Daniels feels like he fits in with TCU’s scheme very well. He was really impressed with the explosion from the defensive line unit.
”Just their pursuit to the ball” he said. “The number one thing on their defense I liked was that d-line and how they fired off the ball. I actually took a lot from the defensive line and I brought it back to my coaches at my school because of how they fire off and execute.”
With a busy schedule booked for the next few weekends, it was important for Daniels to see a game day experience for the Frogs as soon as possible. He plans on visiting a few more programs in the coming weeks, hoping to pull in offers from each.
Even though Daniels has set visits for Arkansas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in the coming weeks, that doesn’t mean he is putting TCU out of mind. As a matter of fact, he plans on getting back to TCU early and often following the currently scheduled visits.
”Oh yes sir, I plan on coming back for a conference game” said the talented defender. “The weekends that I’m free after going to the OSU game, I’m coming to every (TCU) game after that.”
If that holds true, Daniels will be on hand to witness TCU’s showdowns with Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and Iowa State to close out the regular season. To say his interest is legit would be an understatement.
With his Euless Trinity program off to a quick 3-0 start, Daniels is hoping they can push their record to 4-0 this weekend with a victory over Galena Park North Shore. He says he doesn’t keep up with his personal stats but likes the way he’s playing so far.
”I don’t really know my stats but I’ve been grading out every week” he said. “Our team is 3-0 right now but every week we’re getting better by staying humble by executing and putting God first."
While it doesn’t look like Daniels is close to making a decision, it’s pretty clear that he has a genuine interest in TCU at this point. If the Frogs are able to land him to team up with fellow 2016 defensive lineman Jonathan Marshall, look out. The TCU defense would be in great hands for the foreseeable future.