“I just now committed to West Virginia,” Daniels informed BlueGoldNews.com via text message.
Daniels (6-0, 195 lbs.) has firmly placed West Virginia atop his list since receiving his initial offer last November. He chose the Mountaineers over additional offers from Arizona, Purdue, Kansas and New Mexico.
He was recently named a NJCAA second-team all-American after recording more than 40 tackles and seven interceptions last season. He becomes the third junior college prospect with those honors to join the Mountaineers’ class of 2016, joining offensive lineman Craig Smith and running back Justin Crawford. Both of those players committed over the weekend.
Daniels made an official visit to West Virginia in late January and has continuously noted the opportunity to play early as a key reason for his serious interest in the Mountaineers.
“West Virginia was the first team to offer me a scholarship,” Daniels said following his visit. "With the departure of Daryl Worley and Terrell Chestnut there is a great chance I can see the field immediately.”
He will have three years to play two at the next level.