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  • DaVaris Daniels Commits

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    (Notre Dame Football Recruiting News) – The team may be struggling on the field, but Notre Dame recruiting just moved into the top 5 on both Rivals and Scout with the addition of  DaVaris Daniels, a big and dangerous wide receiver out of Illinois.  With Atkinson and Daniels, Kelly now has two big play-makers on the outside to stretch the field vertically, an area where Notre Dame has struggled this year.   A class which early in the season looked like it would be a borderline top 10 class, now looks like it could be a top 5 class with names like Huggins, Lyons, Williams and Richardson still on the board.   In addition to the wide receiver position, ND has done particularly well on the offensive and defensive lines with Tuitt and Lynch headlining the defensive recruiting efforts.

    DaVaris Daniels | WR
    ESPN Grade 81 Top 100 | Scout: **** | Rivals: **** Top 200

     

    Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL | Vernon Hills High School

    Height 6’3″ | Weight 190 lbs.

    Scout: Covers a lot of ground quickly off the line of scrimmage if he’s not being pressed in coverage. Strong enough to get a good push on a receiver trying to press him. Runs good routes and presents a big target in space. Has good size and a surprising change of direction with a jab step move that sells a head and shoulder fake to get tacklers off balance. Has good size to block, but doesn’t show a propensity for it

    ESPN: This kid is an impressive prospect on the hoof. Daniels is a playmaker that has spent time both at quarterback and wide receiver and displays excellent overall athleticism. His size/athletic ability/strength makes him a coveted offensive weapon especially in the red area. He is a raw, but smooth athlete.

    Couple of takes from the local clippings:

    “I don’t think people have seen anything yet,” Monken said. “I’ve coached for 25 years and I have never seen anything like it. He is so creative that even he doesn’t know what he does. He has great instincts for the game.”

    DaVaris Daniels had played his part to a T, scoring three touchdowns and tossing for another. He averaged nearly 13 yards a carry in piling up 154 yards on the ground. Ohio State signee Evan Spencer had played a supporting role. He scored the first 12 points of on a 40-yard toss from Daniels. In fact, the next time he touched the ball on offense, Spencer bolted 53 yards for another score.

     

    2012RankName Ht/Wt
    ELITKiel, Gunner6'4" - 220
    ELITNeal, Davonte5'9" - 175
    HIGHRussell, KeiVarae6'0" - 170
    HIGHBaratti, Nick6'2" - 190
    HIGHStanley, Ronnie6'7" - 285
    HIGHDay, Sheldon6'2" - 285
    HIGHMahone, Will5'10" - 205
    HIGHFerguson, Justin 6'2" - 200
    HIGHHarrell, Mark6'5" - 270
    MIDDaly, Scott6'3" - 230
    MIDOkwara, Romeo6'4" - 225
    MIDProsise, CJ6'2" - 205
    LOWTurner, John6'2" - 200
    2011RankName Ht/Wt
    BioELITAtkinson, George6'2"-195
    BioELITGolson, Everett6'0" - 185
    BioELITKoyack, Ben6'5"-225
    BioELITLynch, Aaron6'5" - 250
    BioELITTuitt, Stephon6'5"-260
    BioELITWilliams, Ishaq6'6" - 240
    BioHIGHHardy, Eiler6'1"-175
    BioHIGHHegarty, Matt6'5"-265
    BioHIGHGrace, Jarrett6'2"-230
    BioHIGHCouncell, Ben6'4"-225
    BioHIGHBrindza, Kyle6'1"-190
    BioHIGHDaniels, Davaris6'2" - 180
    BioHIGHHounshell, Chase6'6" - 260
    BioHIGHNiklas, Troy6'6" - 245
    BioMIDRabasa, Anthony 6'3"-230
    BioMIDSpringmann, Tony6'5"-270
    BioMIDAtkinson, Josh6'0"-180
    BioMIDMcDaniel, Cam5'11" - 195
    BioMIDMartin, NIck6'5" - 260
    BioMIDHanratty, Conor6'3"-290
    BioMIDCarrico, Brad6'4"-250
    BioMIDBrown, Jalen5'11"-175
    BioMIDFarley, Matthias6'1"-180

    2 Responses to “DaVaris Daniels Commits”

    1. A great get. Kelly is disproving theory #1 about him last winter/spring….”He can’t recruit the bigtime guys.

      Remember, this is a process. Everyone keep in mind that we’re FOUR GAMES IN. We lost 1 game really tight despite not having our QB out for 1 half. We lost another on the last play of the game. And the last game was against a team that will win the Pac10 and is 2yrs ahead of us in the turnaround cycle.

      The best part of all this is that we will have a 3yr improvement for the first time in 24yrs…and revenge will taste sweet.

      WELCOME ABOARD DEVARIS!

    2. A great get. Kelly is disproving theory #1 about him last winter/spring….”He can’t recruit the bigtime guys”. Apparently he can.

      Remember, this is a process. Everyone keep in mind that we’re only FOUR GAMES IN. No coach can be judged even after a full season. And we lost 1 game really tight despite not having our QB out for 1 half. We lost another on the last play of the game. And the last game was against a team that will win the Pac10 and is 2yrs ahead of us in the turnaround cycle.

      The best part of all this is that we will have a 3yr improvement for the first time in 24yrs…and revenge will taste sweet.

      WELCOME ABOARD DEVARIS!

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