Verbal to Clemson shaky for Elijah Daniel


Defensive end Elijah Daniel (Avon, Ind./Avon) committed to Clemson back in June. Recently, however, his communication with the Tigers staff can be considered spotty at best.

“I haven’t really talked to them that much,” the ESPN 150 prospect and No. 6 ranked defensive end said.

He talked to the coaches sometime last week but the conversations have been infrequent.

The Under Armour All-American wants to take his official visits and took one in September to Marshall, where his brother plays. While the Tigers might not be worried about the Thundering Herd flipping the No. 82 player in the ESPN 150, there are several other suitors that will certainly make Dabo Swinney sweat out Daniel’s recruitment until February.

Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee and much of the SEC is high on Daniel’s list.

The Gators planned to host Daniel for an official visit this weekend for the LSU game but has since canceled after Daniel spoke to assistants Dan Quinn and Bryant Young on Tuesday.

“I talked to a coach and he thought it’d be better to come after the season so they can spend more time with me,” Daniel said.

Florida was Daniel’s leader for quite some time during the winter and early spring before committing to Clemson on an unofficial visit, which was somewhat of a surprise. The Gators are back among Daniel’s favorites.

“I’m starting to really look at them,” he said. “That’s all I can say right now.”

As Daniel continues to look at his options, does he still consider himself a Clemson commit?

“Yeah,” he said, “for right now.”