One of the sleepers at the U.S. Army National Combine last week in San Antonio was Oakley (Calif.) Freedom wide receiver Darrell Daniels, who had a strong showing and should see his recruitment take off.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect in the 2013 class said Oregon and Cal have stuck out the most in his recruitment so far but others are starting to show lots of interest as well. Daniels has no offers at this point.
After his performance at the Army combine, Daniels could see things pick up in a dramatic way.
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"I like Oregon a lot and I like Cal because it's close to home," Daniels said. "I love the offense at Oregon. I love that it's a fast-paced offense and their uniforms are always a plus. I haven't been to any games at Oregon. I've been to Cal for a game but not Oregon yet.
"I like Cal a lot, too. If I go there they have that new high-performance center and I like that it's close to home. It's not a big deal staying close. I'll leave if I have to so it's not a big thing."
BYU, Oregon State, Stanford and Ohio State are the four other programs showing interest in Daniels, who finished with 30 catches for 526 yards, 266 rushing yards and 11 total touchdowns in his junior season.
He also registered 63 tackles but his future is probably on offense. Daniels was also utilized on special teams.
This off-season could be big for Daniels especially if he chooses to attend lots of camps and combines. It seems everywhere the Northern California prospect is seen his recruitment takes off and that could be the case leading into his senior season.
"It can blow up for me a little bit," Daniels said. "I want to go to a lot of camps and I'm going to be training a lot, too.
"Those two schools (Oregon and Cal) are the most interested so far but I think more could be coming soon."