RB/LB Ryan McDaniel (Torrance, Calif./North) will be forced to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his MCL in a Sept. 9 game against Peninsula. It's a huge blow to North High, as McDaniel was the team's leader on both sides of the ball. Obviously, it will also be tough on McDaniel, who will have surgery and then face a long rehab process.
"It's been rough on him, but he's going to work hard on getting healthy again," North head coach Todd Croce said.
Croce added that coaches from both Arizona State and Washington have said their scholarship offer to McDaniel is still on the table. He has not yet spoken to coaches from USC. In early September, McDaniel narrowed his final three choices to the Sun Devils, Huskies and Trojans, with Arizona State holding the lead in his recruitment.