After picking up two early scholarship offers and generating interest from several more schools after attending one-day camps this summer, Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods 2014 defensive tackle Daniel Cage has now turned his focus from recruiting towards his junior season.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Cage generated early scholarship offers from the hometown Cincinnati Bearcats as well as Illinois in the spring.
"My coach had told me that Illinois had offered me. I called the coach and we talked," Cage said. "I got a verbal scholarship from UC direct from Coach [Butch] Jones.
"I'm just real humble about it right now. I still have a lot of time left and am going to see how this rides out."
With those two scholarship offers in hand, Cage went into summer camps at Ohio State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State looking to generate more interest.
"I would say I felt best after Ohio State's camp. I think I really dominated there," Cage said. "They said I did real good and they would be watching me this season."
Cage's first priority this fall will be his on-field performance and helping his team win football games. He does expect to sprinkle in some recruiting along the way yet.
"I haven't decided which ones I am going to, but I am definitely going to a couple college games this fall at Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State," he said.
The rising junior said he did not follow a particular school growing up. He would be interested to hear more from Florida State as his recruiting process progresses, though.