Daniels Has Two Favorites

The talented wide receiver from Los Angeles Loyola, Quintin Daniels, has been making appearances at UCLA's practices. He talks about his recruitment while trying to come back from an injury...

Quintin Daniels, 6-0, 185, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola, came out to UCLA's practice for a third time in a week Wednesday.

Daniels is still nursing a hamstring pull. He didn't participate in the Los Angeles Nike Camp last Saturday, but hopes he'll be able to return to track competition within about a week, and then also participate in the Palo Alto Nike Camp May 18th. He said he's been jogging lately and the hamstring feels better.

Daniels, who had over 50 catches last season and close to 600 yards on primarily a running team, said he's been clocked in the 4.5 range, but expects to be faster soon. "I was really working out and I thought I had improved my speed quite a bit before I got hurt," he said.

Daniels said that he has a couple of favorite schools he's considering. "UCLA and Stanford are probably tied," he said. "UCLA has offered. I'm also interested in USC, Oregon, Miami, Arizona State and Arizona. But right now the two main schools are Stanford and UCLA."

Daniels said that Stanford has yet to offer, but he is confident they will soon. Daniels has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1090 on his SAT. "I'm taking the SAT again, and I'm shooting for around a 1250." When asked if he were doing it to help his admission chances at Stanford, Daniels said, "Na. It's just a personal goal of mine."

There was talk that his relationship with Omar Wilkes, the highly-recruited basketball player from Loyola, might affect his decision. "Omar and I are considering many of the same schools," Daniels said. "I'd like to go where Omar goes, and be roommates. It'd be comfortable that way. But I don't think we'll make each other go to the same school. So I really don't think it will affect my decision."

When asked if both UCLA and Stanford were recruiting him pretty hard, Daniels said, "Yeah, they are. I don't know too much about what Stanford's doing. Stanford mainly talks to my dad. But I've been out to UCLA's practices and I feel really comfortable there."

On Saturday, before Daniels had taken two more visits to UCLA's practice, he said he intended to wait before making a decision. "I want to see all my options, so I think I'll wait a while before I commit."


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