John Parrella has worked hard for this verbal, and it now has come to fruition on National Signing Day.
Nebraska adds to its class today with the verbal of DFW defensive tackle Damion Daniels.
Daniels, who goes to Bishop Dunne HS in Dallas, is a mid-level 3-star DT in the 247 composite. He committed to the Huskers over offers from Iowa, Oklahoma State, Colorado, and Arizona among other teams.
Daniels is the 83rd-best player in the state of Texas, as well as the 43rd-best defensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Both rankings are off of the 247Sports composite rankings.
Daniels caught the eye of Nebraska DT coach John Parrella, who offered him back in the first part of April. Daniels took his only official visit to Nebraska for the Fresno State game on September 3. Daniels took a visit to Colorado on December 9, but in the end, the Huskers won out.
Daniels had a big season for Bishop Dunne, with a former Nebraska target on their squad for 2017 with Chevin Calloway. Bishop finished second in the Texas TAPPS (private school) Division 5 title game on December 3rd in Waco. It was a game that Parrella took in himself.
Daniels isn’t going to be a big star grabber, but if the Huskers are indeed going to a 3-4 type of defense, Daniels and his size could portray well in playing time at nose guard. Watching the Hudl of this past season, he’s a run stuffer and loves to play in the 0 to 1 technique. That alone will help him at Nebraska, and so will some of Mark Phillips’s S&C system.
This is one of the expected verbals the Huskers were wanting today. Who else is coming along?