No Rush For Daniels

The Oakley (Calif.) Freedom receiver, Darrell Daniels, is in no hurry to trim down his list as the offers begin to mount...

Oakley (Calif.) Freedom athlete Darrell Daniels (6-3, 200), had long waited for the local school, California, to offer him.

On Friday, the Bears came through with an offer and on Saturday, Daniels was in Berkeley for the Bears' Spring Game.

"I had a good time over at Cal," said Daniels. "It's a good school and I think I could fit in well there. Coach (Kenwick) Thompson was who offered but I also talked with Coach (Jeff) Tedford and Coach (Wes) Chandler, the receivers coach."

Despite the proximity to home, it was Daniels' first time visiting Cal.

"It was my first time at Cal and their facilities are real nice," said Daniels. "They seem like they could get a good workout there in their new facilities. Everything about the camps was real nice."

Daniels said the Cal coaches compared him to a pair of Cal receivers from the past few seasons.

"They like big receivers, and Keenan Allen is like 6-3, and Marvin Jones was like 6-2 and big," said Daniels.

Daniels has 17 offers and said there are a couple more Pac-12 schools he's hoping for an offer from.

"Probably the ones I'm waiting for are USC and Oregon," said Daniels. "I will be going to the USC camp in the summer."

This weekend, Daniels will be visiting Washington for the Huskies' Spring Game.

As for whittling down his list, he has a time frame when he'll start trimming his schools.

"I'll probably wait until after spring before I come up with a top five or ten," said Daniels.

Daniels said he's being recruited hard by a number of schools, notably Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington and Arkansas.

Daniels will be at the Oakland NFTC next month, his first camp since the U.S. Army Combine.

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 Scout.com 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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