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JUCO DB D.J. Daniel Picks up Second SEC Offer this Week
Earlier on Thursday, Kentucky extended a scholarship offer to D.J. Daniel, a JUCO defensive back from Georgia Military Junior College.
The Wildcats are the second SEC school to offer him, joining South Carolina, who offered earlier this week. Additionally, Daniel holds offers from East Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana Lafayette, and South Alabama.
Daniel (6-foot, 185-pounds) will graduate from GMC in December and then enroll at the college he chooses. He spoke to Go Big Blue Country about his UK offer and his recruitment.
“Truly grateful,” said Daniel on his offer from Kentucky. “Just have to keep pushing myself to be better every day.”
Prior to his UK offer, Daniel told The State that South Carolina would have to be No. 1 on his list of schools because playing in the SEC has always been a dream. With the UK offer now on the table, he has two schools that would help him reach his dream.
Kentucky currently owns a four-game win streak in the series with the Gamecocks. Stoops and company will now try to knock off the Gamecocks on the recruiting trail.
“In no specific order, but UK and South Carolina are on the top right now.”
Daniel already has visits to Columbia and Lexington planned for the summer and he will visit both in the same week. South Carolina is first on June 5-6 and Kentucky follows June 8-9. The Gamecocks have already picked up a commitment from Devontae Davis, Daniel’s teammate at GMC.
The Griffin, GA., native doesn’t know much about Kentucky but he knows it’s in the SEC and that the Wildcats have been trending upward since Stoops arrived in Lexington.
“They have a great coaching staff and been at the top recruiting the best players.”
On an interesting note, his brother, Nile Daniel, signed with Kentucky and Joker Phillips in 2011. Unfortunately, he failed to qualify through the NCAA and was forced to enroll elsewhere. He attended Garden City Community College before finishing his career at Bethany College.