2021 DB David Daniel Breaks Down His Commitment to Georgia

March 23, 2020

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Dawg Post hit the road to see some top Bulldog targets in the 2021 class. One of those stops was to Woodstock High school, home to four-star defensive back commitment David Daniel‍, who spoke with Dawg Post about his verbal commitment to Georgia.

“Their defense definitely stood out to me,” Daniel said. “Just the vibe they have in the entire football program stands out. The players enjoy what they do and they have a great time winning. The family aspect is also important.”

The Bulldogs offered back in January of 2019, but at the time, Daniel was receiving offers from programs across the country and was in no hurry to make a decision.

“I was still open to all the other other schools when Georgia offered, Daniel said. “After I took a few visits they won me over. They basically told me that I was a top priority for them and that I was one of the top players in the state.” 

Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren was leading the recruitment of Daniel and received the verbal commitment last September. 

“The best thing I like about coach (Charlton) Warren is that he’s young and energetic,” Daniel said.  “We get along well and can talk about anything. Coach Kirby Smart is a cool dude outside of football. I know that he can get me to where I need to be outside of football.”

One of the bigger defensive backs in the state, the 6-foot-3 185-pounder is listed as an “athlete”, but has the build and plays with such a physical presence that should give him an opportunity to play multiple positions in the secondary.

“They told me I could play anywhere do to my build,” Daniel said. “Whether it’s playing against the slot, playing up top, or ranging the field and coming down in the box. I’m ready to play anywhere.”

Daniel admitted last fall that he might be close to making a commitment, and the four-star pulled the trigger on September 13th. Now that he’s on the commitment list, Daniel’s next move will be to help bring in the best 2021 class possible. 

“I called coach Warren about two days before making my decision public and told him I wanted to be a Bulldog. He was all excited on the phone and told me he couldn’t wait for me to get up there. They basically said, “Okay you’re committed now. We need you to help us recruit and be the leader of this 2021 class. I’m trying to get everyone. I’m trying to build a superstar team. I’m trying to help us land Barrett (Carter), Cody Brown from Parkview, and Tony Grimes. I have high hopes for this class.”

Daniel might be working hard for the Bulldogs on the recruiting trail, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from reaching out to him.

“I still hear from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, and Florida,” Daniel said.  “They tell me they’re not going to stop recruiting me until I sign. As of right now I’m 100% committed to Georgia. It would take something major for me to decommit. My mom always tells me that if I start something that I need to finish it.”

Dawg Post ranks Daniel as the No.9 overall prospect in the state of Georgia. He is ranked as the No. 78 overall prospect in the country for the 2021 class.


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