Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Q&A: '14 WR Byron Daniels has top three
By Bob Przybylo
San Antonio Madison High has been kind to Oklahoma before. It was the home of former OU running back Jacob Gutierrez. And the Sooners went back to that spot to land ESPN 300 wide receiver Dannon Cavil for their 2013 class.
OU is once again at San Antonio Madison and once again targeting a top offensive target in receiver Byron Daniels.
Daniels, who is 6-foot-1 and 168 pounds, has offers from OU, Texas Tech and Nebraska, among others and has seen his stock increase in the last couple of months. He had 47 catches for 712 yards with a team-leading 13 touchdowns last season.
San Antonio receiver Byron Daniels likes Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
SoonerNation: Busy month for you between getting offers and taking visits. What’s the latest?
Byron Daniels: It has been good, real good. I just came back from Baylor this weekend for their junior day. It felt good to walk around and see the campus and watch practice.
SN: Did you leave with an offer?
Daniels: Not yet, but it was a good experience. I had a lot of fun.
SN: Schools are definitely starting to pay more attention to you. Are there any that are standing out right now?
Daniels: The three I really like right now are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. I’m hoping to go to the spring games for all of them and get to know the coaches and players better.
SN: The Sooners have been targeting you for a while. When was the last time you had contact with the OU coaching staff?
Daniels: It was sometime last week. I definitely feel like I have a pretty strong relationship with the OU coaches. I want to go to the spring game, but we have to finalize the details and things like that.
SN: What schools are talking to you the most right now?
Daniels: OU, OSU, Tech, Baylor, Nebraska and Minnesota. Everyone that’s offered me is still talking to me and still in the picture. I’m not ready to make a decision right now or anything like that. I really like Tech a lot and definitely want to make it out there.
SN: Speaking of a decision, any timetable or anything like that regarding a commitment?
Daniels: I’m hoping to do it after spring ball or early in the summer. I just think it will be better that way so I don’t have any of that recruiting pressure heading into my senior season.
SN: A lot will be expected of you as a senior since Cavil is gone, what are you working on the most right now?
Daniels: I’m just trying to get stronger and faster and then I’m working on my routes. I’m trying to keep my routes smooth. I can’t wait to get back out there.