Suffice to say, it has been difficult for new Baylor coach Jim Grobe to recruit in the wake of the scandal that has rocked the school. That being said, the commitment of class of 2017 3-star cornerback Noah Daniels on Wednesday is a huge step in the right direction.
Daniels took to Twitter to announce his decision, which he obviously put a lot of thought into.
“First off, I want to start by saying thank you to every school that has offered me a scholarship to play football and further my education at their university,” Daniels said on the social media website. “Unfortunately, I can only go to one school. That being said, after a lot of thought and consideration, I have decided to further my education and football career at Baylor University. Sic’Em.”
— Noah Daniels (@NoahDB21) July 20, 2016
Daniels, a 6’0”, 180-pound cornerback from League City, Texas (Clear Creek High School) is rated as a 3-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 1389 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 145th-best cornerback in the country. 247Sports also regards Daniels as the 179th-best football player in the state of Texas.
He chose the Bears over heavy interest from Houston, Texas Tech and Utah. Daniels also had offers from Arkansas, Fresno State, Illinois, Incarnate Word, Indiana, Lamar, McNeese State, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Texas San Antonio, Tulane and Tulsa.
With Daniels offering up his pledge, maybe now Grobe can settle into some sort of a groove on the recruiting trail. The commitment of Daniels has now broken the ice and Grobe is surely hoping this could have a domino effect.