Rivals 100 receiver Damon McDaniel recently took a visit to Miami. What did the 6-foot-0, 192-pounder think of the Hurricanes and what other schools are gaining his interest?
"It was good, it was nice to meet all the coaches and I saw more of the school than the football side," he said. "The coaches are nice people. They are just like the coaches at my school now. They are down to earth. I spent most of the day with coach Jackson."
Did anything stand out from his trip to Miami?
"The only thing that stood out was the fact that they don't have a lot of students," McDaniel said. "The campus is fairly small and the classrooms are small and you get more one-on-one time with the teachers. The overall atmosphere and climate is good. Everyone likes Miami football; it's probably a place I could feel at home at."
After posting 68 receptions for 1,106 yards and 15 touchdowns and running for 238 yards and five touchdowns, the Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown prospect has the moves to make it at the next level. The receiver even tries to follow in the footsteps of a couple of the best in NFL.
"I am a fan of Torry Holt and Randy Moss," he said. "I know Holt has nice footwork and Moss just goes up and gets it, that's what I try to do with my game."
McDaniel is currently wide open in his recruiting. This spring McDaniel plans to attend a combine in Virginia Beach.
In May, the prospect is also expecting to receive visits from in-state coaches Frank Beamer and Al Groh along with many others including Charlie Weis, Les Miles and Pete Carroll.
McDaniel also gave us an update on his teammate, Percy Harvin, the No. 1 player in the country.
"He's added three more offers to his list from Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State," said McDaniel, his close friend. "We're both pretty wide open."
As for next year, both of the receivers are looking to make it back to the state championship.
"I want to get a little bit better and get in better shape to go both ways," said McDaniel. "Bbecause I'll be playing free safety also this year."
McDaniel was named first team all-district and first team all-tidewater as a junior.