Today has been a busy day for Utah Utes football recruiting. Earlier today the Utes landed a commitment from JUCO defensive end Jeremiah Jordan out of Mt. San Jacinto College. They also flipped three-star Carrollton (Texas) Hebron offensive guard/tackle Braeden Daniels, who was a former Illinois Fighting Illini commit. Daniels is Nike+ Verified 6’ 4”, 250 pounds.
After talking with my family in regards to what’s best for my future, I’ve decided to decommit from the University of Illinois and commit to the University of Utah. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this journey.. #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/LMiWKXmTRu— B - 7️⃣1️⃣ (@B_Daniels71) December 17, 2017
I really love this flip for Utah. The first thing that becomes apparent watching film on Daniels is his nastiness on the field. He just wants to pummel any player standing across from him and does not stop until he has put someone on the ground. I love that kind of play from an offensive lineman. When thinking about great Utah O-linemen of the past, most of them played with a nasty streak, and I think Daniels has the potential to be another great member of the OBLOCK. He will be serving up a lot of pancakes to Pac-12 defenders in his Utah career. He uses his hands well, and he has good athleticism especially for his size. He can get downfield blocking, which is a nice trait for a Utah offensive lineman to possess.