September 12, 2007

Georgia back keeping things open

Alex Daniel came close to rushing for 2,000 yards as a junior.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound running back from Roswell (Ga.) High hopes to run over that total this fall. He is off to a good start. Through two games, Daniel has rushed for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns.

A number of colleges, from coast to coast, are after his signature.

Daniel currently claims scholarship offers from Arkansas, San Diego State, Miami of Ohio, Akron, Utah, Ball State, East Carolina, Central Florida and Air Force.

He has also been in phone contact with Colorado and Maryland since September 1st.

"All the coaches that I have talked to so far seem really nice but none of those conversations stood out over the others," Daniel said. "I have been talking to Ball State, Central Florida and East Carolina about setting up an official visit. But I don't have any dates scheduled or anything yet."

Daniel took an unofficial visit to Maryland last month and camped at Colorado over the summer.

"Maryland said they have an offer out to a couple other backs and they are only taking two this year so they are going to wait and see what happens there," he said. "They also want to see how I do this season. I heard about the same thing from Colorado. They said they are probably going to be moving me more towards their athlete recruiting board, instead of running back. They said they had me among their top two or three prospects on their athlete board. They want more film, too."

Utah, San Diego State and Miami of Ohio are other schools he is contemplating taking a visit to.

What are his impressions of SDSU? "My dad is friends with the coach that is recruiting me from there and I have talk to him a couple times," Daniel said. "They said they wanted to offer me. My dad has been out there and he told me it is a great city. So I would like to go see it if I get a chance. But I haven't really talked to the coaches there as much as I have with some other schools."

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