Bruins In On Daniels

The Oakley (Calif.) Freedom athlete, Darrell Daniels, got one of his first offers from UCLA...

Oakley (Calif.) Freedom athlete Darrell Daniels (6-3, 200), is up to five offers and the Bay Area native is hoping that his list grows.

Daniels' offers come from the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12, with offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA and Michigan.

"And I think Oregon and Washington are close," said Daniels.

Daniels could play on either side of the ball, but said the majority of his recruitment is coming on offense.

"I'm getting recruited mainly as a receiver but I'll play anything," said Daniels. "I also play defense, and could play safety or get bigger and play outside linebacker, but I like offense mostly."

Daniels said that aside from his five offers and the two Pac-12 schools he's thinking could be close, he has interest in a couple of other programs.

"I like USC, Alabama and Stanford too," said Daniels. "Honestly, I'd love to hear more from the whole SEC. I grew up in the Bay Area but I respect the SEC."

Only two players from Freedom have ever signed with D-I programs out of high school, Diondre Borel, now with the Green Bay Packers and Darrell Greene, now at San Diego State.

But Daniels has a chance to be the first Freedom player to ever go the BCS route.

"It's pretty exciting since we're still a newer school," said Daniels.

Daniels, who was stellar at the U.S. Army Combine, said he plans to do some camps this spring.

"I might do some stuff with FBU and then I want to go to the Nike Camp up here," said Daniels.

Academically, Daniels has a 3.0 and will take the SAT in the spring.

As a 2011 junior at Freedom, Daniels ran for 266 yards on 44 carries with four touchdowns, caught 30 passes for 526 yards and seven touchdowns and had 63 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception. He added two returns for touchdowns.

Brandon is in his eighth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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