Daniels Puts In The Work

Cerritos CB Thaddeus Daniels (6-2, 190) has five offers and has been working hard this offseason, not only to earn more offers, but to improve as a player so he can help the Falcons have the best secondary in the California JUCO ranks this fall...

"I've been working a lot on my overall technique -- getting out of my breaks quicker and being more explosive -- and I've also been lifting and getting stronger and faster," Daniels told JCFootball.com recently.

As a freshman in 2013, Daniels had a solid season, totaling 26 tackles, an interception and eight pass breakups on backup duty.

"I didn't start last year, but I played in every game except one," Daniels said. "I felt I did pretty well. My man-to-man is what I do best, but I have really improved as a zone guy and I feel confident in everything I'm doing right now."

On the recruiting front, Daniels has offers from the likes of BYU, Utah State, Utah, Mississippi Valley State and UAB and more schools have been showing him interest.

"USC, Arizona and Hawaii have all been in contact with me and there are some other schools that may be coming in once I start playing and they can see me on the field," Daniels noted.

Daniels enjoyed a solid prep career at Lynwood (Ca.) High School, but he was unable to qualify, so he headed to Cerritos to get his academics in order and to keep playing ball.

"The coaching here is top-notch and I felt like it was the right place to be," Daniels said. "They really get you ready for the next level here and I felt like if I could succeed here, I would have success at the next level once I get there."

Daniels is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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