There were more questions than answers with Cleveland Glenville outside linebacker LeBron Daniel earlier this summer. Many people wondered what his story was when he transferred from Warrenville Heights to Glenville and at the point he had some nice offers, but not the ones he wanted.
Then he went on the Ted Ginn Tour with many of the other top players in Ohio and those questions turned into answers with exclamation points at the end of it.
"Before the tour, I had offers from Duke, Miami of Ohio, Colorado and Akron," he said. "I'm up to 13 offers now. I also picked up offers from Ball State, Cincinnati, Marshall, Bowling Green, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin. Things went really well on the tour. I was pretty much unstoppable in all the one-on-ones at the camp.
"I guess the coaches liked what they saw, and I'm really glad that I made the move and went on the tour. It ended up being the best thing that could have ever happened for me."
At this point, Daniel, who is 6-foot-1 and 226 pounds says he's got his sights set on Big 10 teams.
"I would definitely say my top teams are Wisconsin, Iowa and Purdue," he said. "I would like to play in the Big 10."
Daniel did all he could to get better this summer. He spent time working on his footwork and trying to improve his strength.
"Some schools see me as a tweener," he said. "They say either defensive end or outside linebacker. I wanted to get stronger and faster, so I could get a shot at being a linebacker in college. I've been a weight room star, and coach Ginn has said he's expecting a lot of big things from me this fall.
"So there will be a lot of big things on my shoulders, and I just want to be as ready for it as a I can."
Glenville opens the season against Mentor and then plays a monster game against Warren Harding in week two.
"We're already looking forward to that one," Daniel said. "Mentor will be really tough, too. We know we can't look past them, but there are going to be a lot of people talking about the Warren Harding game."