Cordick is a terror off the edge

One of the more dynamic pass-rushers in the California JUCO ranks last year was Sacramento LB Daniel Cordick (6-3, 230). He used his speed as well as a non-stop motor to lead all Mid-Empire Conference linebackers in sacks. talked to the playmaking linebacker recently and he updated us on recruiting and what makes him so good at rushing the quarterback.

"I just don't quit," Cordick said recently. "I mean, it's all about effort and exploiting the weaknesses of the guy trying to block you."

Cordick played the strongside linebacker position for the Panthers as a freshman in 2007 and posted 52 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles.

It's been a bit of a journey for Cordick to make it as far as he has.

He prepped at Vancouver College Prep in Vancouver, British Columbia and was a full-qualifier, but like a lot of Canadian players, he went overlooked by schools in America.

"My grandmother lives down here and she told me about Sac City and the program down here," Cordick said. "After I talked with the coaches and met the players, it was just the right fit and it seemed like a good place for me to try and get a scholarship to a four-year school."

In order to earn that scholarship, Cordick knows he will need to improve over the summer.

"I can play four yards off the ball and play in coverage, but I'm better when I'm attacking so I really want to work on my footwork and my technique so teams can see I can do it all well," Cordick said. "I'll definitely be working on my speed and my strength too this offseason and I'm already doing that right now."

Cordick boasts a 4.6 forty time, a 320 pound bench and a 30-inch vertical.

"I'm already working on plyometric stuff and working on my core," Cordick said. "It's an all-around thing for me. I just want to get better and work hard and see where that takes me."

On the recruiting front, Cordick is already hearing from two schools, but he hopes to hear from more once spring practices start.

"SMU and North Dakota are the ones contacting me right now," Cordick said. "I'm going to get my tape out pretty soon and send it to a bunch of schools so they can get a look at me.

"I'm pretty much open to going anywhere so I'm open to any school that wants to take a look at me."

Because Cordick was a full-qualifier, he can leave at any time, but he plans to play this fall at Sac City and then sign with a four-year school in December.

Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two.

We'll continue to follow Cordick's progress over the next few months and update things as they change.

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