Three Official Visits Set for McDaniel

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Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA) wide receiver Damon McDaniel has set three official visits – “I got one set for Oklahoma on the 3rd or the 4th,” McDaniel said. “And then after that it’s Florida, on the 16th I think, and then it’s LSU on the 23rd. They’re all in September.”

The 6-0, 195-pound star does plan on making all five official visits. Two schools appear to be the current frontrunners for those final two spots.

“I’m going to take my two more,” McDaniel confirmed. “I’m probably going to try to go down to Miami and Ohio State.”

Landstown head coach Chris Beatty informed us last month that his star may set an official visit to Virginia Tech for December 10th. What happened to that possible visit?

“That was just a thought,” McDaniel said. “It’s still up in the air. I wouldn’t count them out, but it’s not a definite. The other three are definite.”

McDaniel, who admits he would “probably” end up at Virginia Tech if he were to stay in-state, made a recent unofficial visit to Blacksburg with star teammate Percy Harvin. Of the experience, McDaniel said “Percy went up there and I just went with him. It was all right. The people weren’t in school there so there wasn’t anything going on. The campus was bigger than I thought. I thought it was going to be a real small campus.”

Are there any favorites for McDaniel?

“The places I go [on official visits] will probably be my top schools,” replied McDaniel. “I don’t really have top schools right now or anything.”

Besides Miami and Ohio State, Illinios and Virginia Tech are the other programs vying for those final two official visits. Isaiah Williams, a 4-star quarterback who has committed to Illinois, has called McDaniel to lobby for the Illini.

When it comes time to make a commitment, McDaniel will look at the overall experience at the college as well as the offensive scheme.


Throughout the process, McDaniel’s family has remained supportive. There may be a slight desire to see Damon stay in-state, but it doesn’t appear to be too strong at the moment.

“Yeah, they’re pretty supportive,” McDaniel said of his family. “They kind of want me to stay in-state, but they don’t really care as long as it’s free.”


Miami was a school that McDaniel liked a