Adler is a big-play master for DVC

Diablo Valley WR Daniel Adler (5-9, 180) isn't very big, but in his first season as a wide receiver he received All-Conference honors and he was full of big plays, both on the offensive side of the ball as well as on the kick return team. caught up with the super-quick wideout recently and he updated us on things including why he ended up playing for the Vikings...

"I was a full-qualifier out of high school, but I didn't get any looks from schools," Adler told "DVC was real close to home and they were just a school that I felt comfortable with, so it really was a good situation for me.

"I played running back in high school, but when I got here the coaches said they felt like I could be a better fit out at wide receiver and I feel like I did pretty well, but this year should be way better because I understand the position a lot better."

As a freshman in 2008, Adler played mostly out of the slot and managed to post 50 receptions for over 550 yards and seven touchdowns while also compiling over 100 yards rushing and two kick returns for touchdowns while earning All-Conference honors.

"We run the spread so we run four wides most of the time," Adler said. "We have a really fun offense to play in and everyone gets a chance and that's something I had fun with. It was always nice to get the ball and then have a chance to make a play after I got it."

Recruiting interest continues to be tepid for Adler, but he said Arizona has made contact indicating they are interested in what he has to offer, but he hopes a big start to his sophomore season will result in more looks from D-1 programs.

"I'm not someone who's cocky, but I feel I can play with anyone," Adler said. "If I can have a good start to my season and get my film out to teams, I think they will like what they see from me."

Since Adler was a full-qualifier, he can leave at any time and he expects to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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