Make it two years in a row for the Missouri Tigers to land an EA SPORTS Elite 11 quarterback. After landing Chase Patton in the class of 2004, the Tigers have gone to Texas to land one of the Lone Star State’s best quarterbacks.
“I called coach Pinkel and committed to Missouri earlier today,” Southlake (Texas) Carroll quarterback
>Chase Daniel said. “Missouri has been on me ever since I started getting letters and attention. They were the first school to offer me back on March 16. They got it started. It’s kind of ironic that the first school to offer me was the one that I committed to.”
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Daniel, who was named last week as one of the 12 members of the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp, picked Missouri over scholarship offers from Duke, Houston, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Stanford and TCU. He camped at Oklahoma State, Texas and Stanford this summer but it was an unofficial visit to Columbia that sold him.
“I was up there and coach (David) Yost spent five hours with me,” Daniel, who is 6-foot ½ and 214 pounds, said. “He’s the one that really sold me. He made it clear that he really wanted me. He spent a lot of time talking to me about how their offense is just like what we run, and the more that I looked at it the more that he was correct.
“They’re in the gun about 89 percent of the time, just like we are, so it’s going to be a natural fit.”
Daniel was the Texas 5A offensive player of the year honors as a junior, along with earning all-district and all-region honors. He rushed for 1,529 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. He threw for 2,681 yards and 42 touchdowns – and no those stats are not a misprint.