Daniel Grabs Early Wisconsin Offer

One of the best up-and-coming 2015 defensive tackles in California, Fresno (CA) Clovis North sophomore defensive tackle Jacob Daniel picks up two BCS offers Friday, including one from Wisconsin.

Fresno (CA) Clovis North sophomore defensive tackle Jacob Daniel might not be a common name around the recruiting world, but will be a household name after making an impact in his first varsity season.

"The past season went really well," Daniel told Badger Nation. "It was my first year on varsity and worked really hard at my starting position, so it went well. I don't know any of my stats, but felt I did a good job. My whole game overall improved and really showed."

Standing at 6-4 and 298 pounds, Daniel's size and strength has started to catch the attention of programs from around the country. After an early offer from Utah, Daniel picked up two BCS offers Friday from California and Wisconsin.

"I found out about the Wisconsin offer from my coach," said Daniel. "He just told me that I got offered from Wisconsin, which was pretty amazing and can't believe that they wanted me so early. At first I was in shock. I didn't really think I would get any offers at this time. I thought they would come around winter of next year, so it is a pretty awesome feeling.

"I know Wisconsin produced J.J. Watt and they have a huge offensive line. They have been to the Rose Bowl the last three years. Every game that I have seen, I just like how physical they play and the real football it is. I like how they run the ball and how their defense attacks."

As far as visit plans and camps go, Daniel doesn't have set plans other than continuing to build his game into a college-ready athlete.

"I just want to prove that I am one of the best and that I am the best amongst the best," he said. "I know people would see a high motor, a leader out there and a guy that never gives up. I play the game with passion and 100 percent every play."

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