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Daniel updates visit plans

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Avon, Ind., defensive end Elijah Daniel committed to Clemson in June, but he enters the fall planning to take all five of his official visits. His first was supposed to take place this past weekend, but has been postponed.
"I am supposed to go up to Marshall this weekend," Daniel reported. "I had changed my visit because Coach [Geep] Wade wanted me to come up with this commit from Trotwood, so we changed it to this weekend."
Clemson will receive one of Daniel's official visits and maintains his commitment. Their coaching staff is still heavily pursuing the four-star defensive end as well, evidenced by a recent appearance in Avon.
"Coach [Marion] Hobby actually came up and watched me play on Friday and came to my school," Daniel said. "That meant a lot and showed they really cared about me."
Daniel actually made his first visit of the fall to Indiana on the opening weekend of the college football season, but that trip was unofficial.
"I had went with [teammate] Jalen Edwards and it was pretty cool," Daniel said." I was talking with Antonio Allen, Coach [Kevin] Wilson and some other recruits there. Obviously I know all the coaching staff down there real well, so that went good."
Indiana was one of the schools Daniel had mentioned previously as a potential official visit destination, and he continues to have high interest in the Hoosiers.
"It raised a little bit - not necessarily from the visit, but from talking with Jalen and talking to the recruiting coordinator down there, just stuff about staying close to home," Daniel said.
Other schools Daniel had previously mentioned as potential official visit destinations included Florida and Ole Miss. A date with the Gators appear close to getting scheduled.
"I was supposed to set one up with Coach [Bryant] Young to come down to Florida, maybe for the LSU game," Daniel said.
Daniel is not yet sure if he will be able to make the trip to Gainesville for the Oct. 6 showdown with LSU. Miami is another team that is making a play for one of Daniel's remaining official visits.
"They need a pass rushing d-end," Daniel said of Miami. "They haven't found one in this class and spots look open for me if I went to Miami."
In the meantime, Daniel has led his Avon High team to a 3-1 record this season. He is averaging a sack a game and has over 30 tackles on the year.
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