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Recruiting on the South Plains | 2014 WR Byron Daniels Commits to Texas Tech

San Antonio receiver Byron Daniels has committed to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech as part of the 2014 recruiting class.

The guy with the ball is Daniel Kerr of the West Coast Eagles.
The guy with the ball is Daniel Kerr of the West Coast Eagles.
Paul Kane

PLAYER: Byron Daniels

POSITION: Receiver
HEIGHT: 6'0"
HIGH SCHOOL: Madison (San Antonio, TX)
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OFFERS | Houston, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Texas Tech and Tulsa.

STATS | Pretty interesting in that Daniels had the same number of receiptions his sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore, Daniels had 47 receptions for 1,008 yards and 16 touchdowns and as a junior he had 47 receptions for 737 yards and 13 touchdowns.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Per the DMN, Daniels apparently formed a relationship with Sonny Cumbie last year and that relationship has continued:

"Just being at the Cypress Ridge camp, it felt like I was working for the Madison coaches," Daniels told "They were serious but also liked to have fun and would joke around with you. Then it just happens that the whole new staff at Texas Tech continued recruiting me to Tech.

"Kliff Kingsbury came at me hard and I knew I wanted to play for him. So that’s why I’m ending up at Tech."

SCOUTING REPORT | So Daniels appears to be a pretty good get if you care what his offer list is. I know that this is something that is important to a lot of you, but I really do think that this staff knows what they want. In any event, I think that Daniels numbers, or lack thereof, are as result of having a pretty mechanical quarterback as a junior. I hate to throw a kid under the bus, but looking at the quarterback play for Madison, you can tell that the quarterback is a bit mechanical and doesn't seem that smooth.

That's not a bad thing, but I think that Daniels is making a lot of plays despite the quarterback play on his high school team. This is why it pays to know what a player is about and their high school situation, either that, or have a running back coach that knows the area on your collegiate team.

Much like Ian Sadler, Daniels almost looks like he's running in slow motion. Daneils also makes plays, like a big-boy wide reciever. Having to jump over defensive backs and make a play on the ball. That's a pretty advanced skill that takes time to figure out. A lot of receivers in high school get the ball in space and then run away from their competition. That's not Daniels for a large portion of his catches. Daniels will play inside and outside, but I think his calling is outside.

Byron, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class | What a good looking table. I'm thinking that Texas Tech is pretty much done at receiver unless K.D. Cannon decides to join the group. At this point, I think that Neal is a defensive back and I may switch that sooner rather than later. And son of a gun, what a good looking table.

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Deionte Noel OL 6-3/300 Steele (Cibolo, TX) April 17, 2013
L.J. Collier DE 6-3/235 Munday (Munday, TX) February 10, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Neal ATH 5-9/155 Lincoln (Dallas, TX) May 2, 2013