Daniels One Of Ohio's Top Linemen

Daniels One Of Ohio's Top Linemen

Even though his Warren Harding team lost to Austintown Fitch last Friday, junior lineman James Daniels played well in defeat. As one of Ohio's top 2015 prospects, Daniels now holds six offers.

With his father (LeShun Sr.) having starred at Ohio State and an older brother (LeShun Jr.) playing at Iowa, there's no doubt Warren Harding offensive lineman James Daniels has impressive bloodlines.

Daniels, 6-foot-4, 270-pounds, is one of Ohio's top 2015 offensive line prospects. Although his team lost to Austintown Fitch last Friday, Daniels showed the size and quick feet that has earned him six offers to date.

"I'm a lot better player this year, and I'm quicker and stronger off the ball," Daniels stated. "I'm far more explosive and my technique is much improved. I need to work on being more physical and nastier out on the football field."

With his father having starred as an offensive lineman at Ohio State and later having played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, the younger Daniels is being schooled in how to play the position at home as well as with his team.

"My dad tells me so many things that make me better, because he played the position so well for a long time," he explained. "I learn so much from him, not only about playing offensive line, but how to handle the recruiting process as well. Watching my brother go through recruiting also will be a big help for me."

With offers from the likes of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Penn State, and others, Daniels is a wanted man in recruiting circles even though he is only a junior. He visited Iowa this past weekend.

"I was at Iowa for their opener on a recruiting visit and it was real nice there," Daniels said. "It was good to see my brother, even though he did not get to play. I had been there before with my brother, but yesterday was my first recruiting visit. When they lost the game it really was a down time for everyone. I think a lot of the Iowa program and like the coaching staff a lot."

"I don't have any other visits set up, but I probably will visit the schools that have offered me," he added. "I definitely want to visit Michigan State, Indiana and Penn State this year. I was at Ohio State for their Friday Night Lights camp, but we haven't had much contact lately."

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