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Daniel to take visits

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Rivals250 defensive end Elijah Daniel of Avon, Ind., made a commitment to Clemson back in June, but the four-star prospect will take a few official visits to other schools before signing his letter of intent and has one planned for early September.
"I am actually going to take an official visit out to Marshall next weekend [Sept. 8] for their first home game," Daniel said. "I'm just going to spend some quality time with my brother, see how he likes it out there, get advice from him and just learn a lot of stuff about what you have to do when you go to college."
Daniel's brother, Armonze, is a redshirt freshman defensive end for the Thundering Herd this fall. That is a major reason Daniel has decided to take an official visit to Huntington, but other schools could be in line for official visits later in the fall.
"I don't know exactly at this moment where I am going to take official visits to," Daniel said. "Obviously I am going to take one to Clemson and maybe get down to Florida or Ole Miss or maybe IU. Those are just a couple schools right now I am looking at taking official visits to."
Avon High wide receiver Jalen Edwards is expected to take an unofficial visit to Indiana this weekend, and Daniel is considering joining his teammate on that trip as well.
Since making the commitment to Clemson in June, Daniel's interest in the Tigers remains high but he wants to be sure of his decision before signing his letter of intent.
"My interest really hasn't dropped off, but I still feel like I should keep my eyes open," Daniel said.
At this time, Daniel's focus is on leading his Avon High team. They are off to a 2-0 start to the season and Daniel reported that he has collected over 20 tackles and one sack in those two games.
The 6-foot-3, 249-pound Daniel made a jump up to the No. 109 spot in the Rivals250 in large part because he went through a physical transformation this off-season and gained strength and quickness on the field.
"I have to give a lot of credit to my strength and conditioning coach," Daniel said. "We were working every day and he was telling me how the hydrate and what to eat."
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