Daniels sky high on Cats

Daniels sky high on Cats

Adding help at linebacker is a big priority in the 2011 class for Kentucky. One of the best linebacker prospects on UK's board is Cincinnati St. Xavier product, Steven Daniels. KSR spoke with Daniels about his recruitment.

Adding help at linebacker is a big priority in the 2011 class for Kentucky. One of the best linebacker prospects on UK's board is Cincinnati St. Xavier product, Steven Daniels. KSR spoke with Daniels about his recruitment.

Steven Daniels is one of the best linebackers in the traditionally deeply talented city of Cincinnati. Daniels is talented enough to hold offers from several schools including Boston College, Louisville, Cincinnati, Oregon, Texas A&M, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. But what about Kentucky?

"I hear from Kentucky a lot," said Daniels. "Me and coach (Steve) Brown talk a lot," he continued.

Daniels, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound outside linebacker has great size and explosiveness towards the ball. But Daniels also has football smarts. "I think I'm good at reading (the play). We'll see more this year," he said. "I'm quick on my feet. I've got a nose for the ball."

While Daniels didn't keep track of his statistics, he did keep track of his points of improvement and it's pretty simple. "I want to get better at everything; every aspect of the game. If you don't get better you get worse," he said.

Daniels has no idea when he wants to make a decision, but his visit to Kentucky and his feelings about UK's football program give the Wildcats a nice spot on his list.

"It doesn't get much better than Kentucky. You are playing in the SEC. You get to play Alabama and Florida and you're close to home," he said. "I went (to UK) for Junior Day. John Wall and the guys played Florida. It was crazy," he said. "Everybody was feeling it. It just shows you that the whole state is for the team. There's no pro team in Kentucky so everybody there roots for the Wildcats," he said.

In the end for Daniels, his thought process is pretty simple. "I just want to be comfortable (at the school I choose). It needs to be a place where I know I can learn and adapt and be my own man," he finished.


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