Updated: TCU Among Daniel Prior's Favorites

A lot of big time programs are after linebacker Daniel Prior. Among his favorites are TCU. Today BigPurpleNation.com spoke with the 2009 recruit. If you don't have a premium membership you are missing out.

Henderson High School linebacker Daniel Prior (Scout.com's #34 SLB) has a list of impressive offers: Iowa State, SMU, Rice, and Utah State. Could TCU be the next? "Actually TCU called me yesterday and I thought they were going to offer me," stated Prior to BigPurpleNation.com. "They said they want me to come to their camp and do a little more running. They really want to look at me a little longer."

So Prior will make the 175 mile journey to TCU this Friday in hopes of impressing the coaching staff. "It works out great. I really wanted to get up to TCU and look around so me going to camp this week works out great."

When asked where TCU would rank among his favorites the senior stated, "It's hard with me not going there, but they would be up there. I would say probably number one or number two." At 6'1, 215 pounds, Prior has not taken an official visit to TCU, but he has heard only great things about the school. "I think TCU would be real good. It fits me really well and it's not to far away…There are a lot of people from Henderson that have gone there and they say only good things. I talked to a lot of my friends who actually go to TCU. It would be a good place for me to go."

There are many things that go into a recruit's decision on choosing the right school. For Prior the biggest thing will be if the linebacker feels like he is part of a family atmosphere. "I wanting to go to a place where the people around me are the same caliber that I am. I want a winning record school with good athletic facilities, but the main thing is that I have a place to go where I feel like part of a family.

While the beginning of the summer was busy for the 2009 recruit, Prior has said things have really slowed down as of late. "It's really kind of died down a lot. I think lots of the coaches are taking vacations. It's definitely slowed down but I think it will pick back up soon." At the beginning of the summer Prior had indications of choosing a school at the end of the month, but now he has decided that a decision will come right before or in the middle of the season. "After talking to many schools they said they would like me to take an official visit. They say that I could commitment now, but 99.9% of people wait until after their official visit."

Prior, who was voted to his all-district team last year, had 93 tackles, including six behind the line of scrimmage, to go along with five sacks and three fumble recoveries. Accolades are starting this year for the linebacker who just recently was named to the 12-4A Preseason All-District team by the media that cover the district.

As for his senior season approaches, Prior expects much more success individually and as a team, Henderson finished with a 4-6 record last year. "With the new district alignments and us changing a few things, I think that we are going to be pretty good. We will definitely go to the playoff this year," said Prior.

He will take the ACT later this month and currently has a 3.25 G.P.A. Look for more Daniel Prior updates from BigPurpleNation.com as things progress.


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