Ely (Pompano Beach, FL) standout defensive end Brandon Daniel took the first of his five official visits this past weekend, heading to Virginia Tech. Daniel, who plans on taking all five trips before making a decision, says his first ever experience in Blacksburg was a good one.
“I feel real good about it,” said Daniel, who was hosted by freshman linebacker Xavier Adibi. “I had a good feeling. The team and the coaches were really close. They treated me really good the whole weekend.”
Getting to know the VT players was the best part of the trip according to Daniel.
“I really enjoyed the team,” said Daniel. “Hanging with the team was my highlight.”
Daniel has set one visit to Pittsburgh for the weekend of November 29th, and a visit to Kansas State for the weekend of December 19th. Miami (FL), Florida, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, and NC State are in the running for the final two visits. Only Miami (FL) has not offered.
Virginia Tech remains one of the top schools under consideration. Daniel did not name a leader as he wants to wait to make his decision until late in the recruiting process.
“Virginia Tech is somewhere I know I could fit in well at, but I want to see some more schools and see what they have to offer too,” said Daniel. “I’m going to wait until January to decide. I’m going to take all five official visits.”
Comfort level with the program will be the primary factor in Daniel’s final decision.
“I’ll choose my school based on how comfortable I am with the team,” said Daniel. “Location doesn’t really matter to me. I’ll visit a lot of different climates and see how I like it.”
The 6-4, 270 pound Daniel says Virginia Tech is recruiting him strictly as a defensive end prospect. He is very strong and moves extremely well for a player his size.
“My biggest strength is that I can put a lot of pressure on the quarterback,” said Daniel. “Our defensive line is one of the best – we can put a lot of pressure on the quarterback.”
Brandon Daniel watches the Miami Dolphins very closely on Sundays, hoping to pick up any moves he can from his favorite player – defensive end Jason Taylor.
“I watch him a lot,” said...
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