It is has been no secret that WVU is facing a tough rebuilding process in the defensive backfield. But the coaching staff has taken the necessary steps to ease that rebuild and today’s commitment of JUCO cornerback Mike Daniels is a huge step forward for WVU.
Daniels, 6’0 195 lbs. cornerback from Globe Institute of Technology (NY), will give the Mountaineers an experienced cornerback which is very important considering WVU loses it’s top 3 at that position from last season. The talented prospect finished this past season with seven interceptions and returned two for touchdowns to go along with 37 tackles.
Daniels visited West Virginia last weekend and walked away very impressed. “The visit was great, I loved the entire experience.” The connection between Daniels and Coach Mitchell is a big factor for WVU here and that was obvious after Mitchell’s visit to Daniels a couple weeks ago. “I had a great visit with Coach Mitchell. It was great to get to know him as a person rather than has a coach.”
Daniels knew from the beginning that WVU was the choice for him. “WVU has always been the leader from the day one.” Even after his visit last weekend Daniels wanted to taek his final official visit to Arkansas State before making a decision, but he always knew he wanted to be a Mountaineer.
Daniels becomes the third straight JUCO All-American commitment for the Mountaineers following Justin Crawford and Craig Smith.