- Mason Kelley, Reporter, Recruiting Nation
After spending a week thinking about Oakley (Calif.) Freedom’s two-point loss in its season opener, Darrell Daniels wanted a win.
Looking to erase the sour taste of that defeat, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound receiver did everything he could during the Falcons’ 41-28 win over Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill.
He spent time as a Wildcat quarterback, running back and receiver, totaling 218 yards of offense -- 115 rushing and 103 receiving. He also scored four touchdowns, bringing his two-game total to six.
“I wanted to win, so I played the best I can and we got it done,” said Daniels, who committed to Washington in June.
Rated the No. 144 prospect in the ESPN 150 Daniels said his success early in the season is a sign of how far he has come. He wants to show that the work he put in during the offseason is paying dividends.
“I’ve come a long way, a lot of hard work, a lot of things are happening now that I’ve committed,” Daniels said.
When asked about his verbal commitment to Washington, the four-star receiver said he remains excited about the Huskies.
“I’m still loving the Huskies,” he said. “I’m a Dawg all the way.”
Daniels has yet to set any official visits. He knows he will take a trip to Washington.
“I’m trying to get up there Oct. 13 for the USC game,” Daniels said. “If coach [Tosh] Lupoi and coach Sark [Steve Sarkisian] say it’s OK for me to come down, I’m definitely going to come down to that game.”
He said he hasn’t decided if he will check out any other schools.
“It’s still something I’ve got to go over with my family,” Daniels said.