Oklahoma Sooners: Elijah Daniel

Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster
It’s still relatively early in the recruiting process for 2013 defensive end prospect Elijah Daniel (Avon, Ind./Avon).

Nonetheless, the Oklahoma Sooners have positioned themselves to be in the mix for Daniel’s signature. OU is one of seven schools, including Florida and Tennessee, who have offered the junior.

When asked how he would characterize his interest in OU, Daniel said, “Very high.”

Watch List DE earns Tennessee offer 

December, 1, 2011
Avon, Ind., junior defensive end Elijah Daniel added another impressive offer Thursday night.

Daniel, a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List, talked with Tennessee linebacker coach Peter Sirmon, who extended the offer to Daniel.

“I’ve been trying to reach him for a couple weeks,” Daniel said, who added it was the first time he’s talked with Sirmon.

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2013 DE Daniel earns Oklahoma offer 

November, 15, 2011
Avon, Ind., defensive end Elijah Daniel could be Indiana’s top prospect in the Class of 2013, and he’s starting to reel in offers to back that up.

Daniel, who already had offers from five schools, picked up his sixth Tuesday night when Oklahoma assistant coach Bobby Jack Wright spoke with Daniel.

“He’s excited about me and wanted me to come down there,” Daniel said. “He said they’re gonna recruit me real hard and are going to come [to Avon] in December.”

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