C-USA offer in the books for Daniels

It's been a long road for Trinity Valley LB Everett Daniels (6-0, 220), but now he's on the cusp of realizing his dream of playing D-1 football. JCFootball.com caught up the talented defensive prospect and he updated us on his first offer as well which schools might be getting close to offering as well...

Daniels prepped at Sachse (Tx.) High School, but dropped out and got his GED, opting to go the JUCO route in order to gain the attention of D-1 football coaches.

"My grades weren't good and I knew I wasn't going to have a chance at getting a scholarship," Daniels admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I had always looked at Trinity and thought they were a good program. I was deciding between them and Coffeyville and Navarro, but in the end, I just felt more comfortable here and really trusted the coaching staff."

As a freshman last fall, Daniels was solid inside for the Cardinals, posting 50 tackles, three sacks and an interception. He said while he's played inside since he pretty much put on a football helmet, he feels comfortable playing all three of the linebacker positions.

"I have good instincts and speed, so I feel like I could play the WIL (weakside) or SAM (strongside)," Daniels said. "Being inside, I can read the guards and make plays. I have good speed (4.58) and I'm quick (4.2 short-shuttle) so in space I can usually figure out what's going on and then make a play."

Recruiting has been pretty steady for the talented linebacker and he recently hauled in an offer from a Conference USA school.

"Marshall offered me," Daniels said. "Their coaches said they liked me a lot and felt like I could come in there and really help them out a lot.

"Besides them, I have Tennessee looking at me, Texas Tech talked to me in the spring, Houston, Arkansas and a few others also talked to me in the spring.

"I think a lot of schools just want to see me again this fall before they offer me and that's all I can ask. I'll go out and perform and then if they offer me and feel like I can help them, then great, if not, I have a chance to live my dream and play D-1 with my offer from Marshall."

Daniels is on pace to graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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