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2021 S David Daniel Talks Notre Dame, Upcoming Season & More

July 30, 2019

Opponents were well aware of David Daniel‍ last year, but after becoming a true elite national prospect this offseason, the 2021 Georgia safety understands the attention will be even greater during his junior season at Woodstock High School.

“I know the target is even bigger on my back, but I always strive to do better than what I’ve done, so I’m basically trying to double my stats from last year if possible,” said Daniel.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder has added scholarship offers from schools like Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State in recent months, but he didn’t rest this offseason.

“I worked on ball skills, getting out of breaks, being explosive, things like that,” said Daniel. “Also, being in the weight room.”

The Woodstock team as a whole put in a ton of work as well.

“We’ve been working on our chemistry, staying strong as a team, keeping each other up,” Daniel explained.

“Last year, we didn’t have the best record because we were younger. We’re planning on having a positive year this season because of what happened last year.”

Daniel made a pair of visits for camps at Clemson and Georgia last month.

“They were fun,” he said. “I got to prove myself.”

Daniel will get back on the road this fall.

“I want to visit all of the schools that have recently offered me that I haven’t had a chance to get to,” he said.

He hasn’t had a ton of contact with the Irish in recent months, but part of that is due to the communication restrictions on underclassmen. He does have a connection to Notre Dame that has him looking closely at the Irish.

“I’m really good friends with Cane Berrong,” Daniel said, referring to the 2021 Georgia tight end, who committed to the Irish in June.

“He’s told me a lot about Notre Dame, so once I get on campus, I’ll see for myself. He’s told me a lot of good things. He said there’s a very good family atmosphere. He said there’s a great culture and that it’s just different from all of the other schools.”

Daniel said he “most definitely” wants to visit South Bend at some point.

He hoped to come out with a Top 10 list earlier in the summer, but the increased attention has him considering more schools. He does still hope to have a list of favorites early in his junior season if not sooner.

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