UPDATE (4:04 PM): Noah Daniels has chosen TCU over Oklahoma. Gary Patterson just got himself a good one.
Daniels expressed his desire to stay in the state of Texas when explaining his decision, and it’s always understandable when a recruits wishes to stay a bit closer to his family and friends. We at Crimson & Cream Machine wish him the best of luck, and we definitely think he’ll do well at TCU. It’s a bit disappointing for Sooner fans, however, because he really seems to be a special talent.
League City, Texas cornerback Noah Daniels will be announcing his commitment at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday via Twitter. The three-star prospect is choosing between Oklahoma, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU and Utah.
I will be committing and announcing my commitment to play college football Dec 11th at 4 o'clock. pic.twitter.com/NN4Z4EHRdD— Noah Daniels (@NoahDB21) December 8, 2016
Daniels — formerly one of Baylor’s two 2017 commits —- took an official visit to OU during Bedlam weekend. However, TCU hosted him this weekend and is seen as OU’s primary competition to secure his services.
Daniels is only ranked as the No. 69 cornerback in the 247 Composite rankings, but Daniels has been a quick riser as of late. Most of the schools that are currently in the mix didn’t offer him a scholarship until October, and the Sooners didn’t come calling until Nov. 28.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, one of the things that stands out most about Daniels is his length. He stands at 6-0, but his wingspan essentially makes him a much taller corner. When also taking his exceptional speed into account, it’s easy to see that he has all the physical tools to be a great cover corner. I’d love to see OU secure a commitment from this kid, but the Horned Frogs will be tough to beat today.