Kelly visited Coppell on the first day are allowed to make face-to-face contact and Kelly assured McDaniel he was looking for the all-purpose player to come to Notre Dame as a running back and didn't have plans to switch him to a slot back or defensive back _ positions other schools had discussed.
"Coach Kelly said he wanted to look Cam in the eyes and tell him he wants him as a running back," Cam's father Danny McDaniel said. "They shook hands and hugged. Notre Dame is a great place for Cam to play and go to school."
Coppell (13-0) plays Euless Trinity (13-0) in the Class 5A Division I Region II final at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Southlake Carroll's Dragon Stadium.
Theoldcoach.com was the first to report Nov. 15 that Notre Dame's Kelly and outside linebackers coach Kerry Cooks, who recruits Texas, were on the verge of making an official offer. McDaniel has rushed for 1,859 yards and 31 touchdowns so far this season.