Jayden Daniels was sitting inside his room playing Madden NFL '17 when a phone call changed his life during the afternoon of Feb. 13.
The reason behind the call? One of his football coaches told him that Nevada had extended a scholarship offer to the San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon quarterback, the first official offer for the 2019 prospect.
"I was playing the game and then my QB coach (at Cajon) had called me and told me Nevada had offered," Daniels told Scout. "It feels pretty good to land my first offer. I was happy that I finally got it."
Daniels was playing as Eli Manning and the New York Giants when the Wolf Pack extended the offer. He immediately took to social media to share the exciting news to his friends and followers.
The 6-foot-1 Daniels immediately got thrown into the varsity fire as a freshman. But he's doused defenses with 48 career touchdown throws to 15 interceptions, adding 751 rushing yards and an 18-6 overall record with the Cowboys.
Daniels said new outside receivers coach Eric Scott offered him and added that a trip to Reno is in the works.
"It (the offer) makes me want to work even harder so I can be the best," Daniels said.