Analysis: Chris Daniels a BIG Get for UT

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Scout regional recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks on Chris Daniels:

Daniels primarily played 3-technique with some 1-technique thrown in during his career at Texas high school powerhouse Euless Trinity, which went 33-6 the past three seasons with Daniels in the middle of the defense.

Daniels is bullish at the point of attack thanks to a good get-off for a player of his size and violent hands. He often draws double-teams and can back up traffic at the line of scrimmage to clog running lanes and help his linebackers roam free.

Daniels is scheme-versatile in the sense that he can play an interior role in the primarily even fronts in which he's played in high school, but also possesses the ability to play virtually any of the three spots in a traditional three-man front.

Defending the run is without a doubt his forte, but Daniels also shows the ability at times to collapse the pocket from the interior.

Daniels can improve his lateral mobility. He's not the type of defensive lineman who can chase down ball-carriers from the backside, but for a player north of 300 pounds, he has above average athleticism and moves well.

Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Powers on Daniels: 

"He has the necessary size of an interior defensive line prospect, but has the get-off and explosion of a defensive end and that is why colleges are lined up to get his signature. He would look good in multiple defensive fronts and alignments. He also has good closing speed in the open field, which allows him to track down opposing ball carriers quickly and efficiently. His skills are hard to find in a defensive lineman."

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