When DB Daryl Worley declared for the 2016 NFL Draft earlier in the week many WVU fans showed concern given he was supposed to be the leader in an already depleted 2016 defensive secondary. Losing Worley’s leadership is a huge loss for WVU; as a result the Mountaineers have set their attention to replenishing the defensive backfield. One possible prospect is JUCO defensive back Mike Daniels.
Daniels, 6’1 200 lbs. cornerback from Globe Tech (NY) has the skill set to make an impact for WVU next season and the Mountaineers are viewed as the favorites. “I will be visiting WVU the weekend of January 22nd and Kansas the weekend after. My decision will be between those two schools,” Daniels said of his upcoming trips. During his visit there are a few things that will be important to Daniels. “I want to see what kind of atmosphere WVU has both on and off the field and I want to continue to build my relationship with the coaching staff especially my recruiter, Coach Mitchell.”
With WVU in the position they are, Daniels commitment has become a necessity for the Mountaineers. “The loss of Daryl Worley actually excites me. It will give me an opportunity to show the coaches that I’m the next guy up ready to step in and prove myself.” Daniels might have that opportunity sooner than later if he picks the Mountaineers which is looking stronger than ever heading into his visit.
Most prospects feel a ton of pressure this time of year but Daniels isn’t like most prospects. “I don’t want to complicate things, I will just go to the school that is the best fit for me.”
With all the news of departures from the program over the past few days it is refreshing to hear some news that could go in the Mountaineers favor. WVU looks to be building some momentum heading into national signing day.