May 25, 2011

Daniels has Tech offer

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX.-Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator Tony Franklin is on the constant lookout for playmakers and hopes he may have found one in a speedy all-purpose back out of the talent-rich State of Texas.

Kendrick Daniels picked up an offer last week from the Bulldogs coach during an on-campus visit by Franklin to Sulphur Springs High School.

"Coach Franklin came to spring practice last week and was taking in spring practice," Daniels said. "Apparently he liked what he saw. I must have impressed him because I got the chance to talk to him after practice and that is when he formally extended the scholarship offer."

The 5-7, 150-pound Daniels is coming off an impressive junior season that saw him rush for 1,546 yards on 164 carries and 17 touchdowns. He also had 20 catches for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns to go along with a 98-yard kick-off return for a touchdown for Sulphur Springs.

"I was pretty excited," Daniels said of the offer from Franklin. "I am always excited to get a scholarship offer from a school because that means that they really like you and are impressed with the way you play the game."

Sporting offers from Arkansas State, Iowa State and Memphis in addition to the LA Tech offer, Daniels said he is learning more and more about the Bulldogs program every day.

"To be honest with you at first I didn't know anything at all," Daniels said. "But I am slowly but surely learning about them and what they have to offer. I am doing my homework on Louisiana Tech. I for sure want to make a trip to the campus (in Ruston) to really see for myself what they are all about. I am planning on coming to at least one of their camps this summer.

"Coach Franklin said that he liked what he saw on the field in terms of my explosiveness. He said that the offense that they run at Tech is built for me and I would fit in great there. He said he could see me making a lot of big plays for them."

According to Daniels academics will not be a problem and he expects to be fully qualified.

"I am still wide open right now and am no where close to making a decision. I am just listening to what all the schools that are interested in me are saying.

"Hopefully after my senior season is over I will be able to make all my visits and sit down with my family and make the best decision for me and my future in terms of what college I will be continuing my football career at."

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