David Daniel is a 2021 recruit that is really emerging from his class as a safety to know for FBS colleges. At 6’2″, and 175 lbs., the Miami native has jumped onto the scene starting this year at Woodstock where’s he racked up his fair share of turnovers. On the 2018 season, Daniel has 3 interceptions, a forced fumble, and has also blocked 2 kicks, as well.
Just a few weeks back Daniel returned his 2nd pick-six of the season against Lassiter where he weaved in and around the defense in route a 20 yard interception return for a score. Daniel is a serious football player, no doubt, and knows there is room for improvement for his young squad, but feels optimistic about his impact at the varsity level thus far.
“The season didn’t go as expected, but we are a young team. The past few games our defense has been lights out. As for me personally, I believe for a 15-year old sophomore I’m having a great season.” Daniel continued, “I been playing at a high level against tough schools.”
Woodstock beat Lassiter 23-6 and Daniel’s interception return played a pivotal role, but unfortunately his team loss two in a row to round out the season, and will not be competing in the playoffs. The 2021 recruit still hopes some after season recognition in way of All-Region or All-County honors could be in the fold.
It’s hard to know where Daniel figures in the world of high school accolades, especially as a sophomore, but recruiting seems to be more predictiable. From watching his early varsity film, you can see the long athletic Daniel has the football acumen and instincts to play at the FBS level. He flows to the football quickly, and performs textbook solo tackles out in space like so many Power 5 safeties that we scouted in the past.
It’s no surprise that some colleges have already taken an interest. “I am going to visit Duke in November but I am receiving some interest from a few other schools as me being a future prospect.”
Daniel’s goals heading to the offseason is just to continue to improve on his craft so he is considered one of the best safeties in his class. From all accounts, the class of 2021 recruit has his head on straight, sports a 3.75 GPA, and is the type of athlete you see big improvements from soph-junior year, so stay tuned to Recruit Georgia to hear the latest on David Daniel.