When Ranthony Texada signed, it wasn’t expected that he would see the field right away, but a combination of injuries and graduation allowed him to get snaps immediately, and it paid off with one of the better true freshmen seasons we have seen in a Gary Patterson defense.
Well, hopefully Noah Daniels paid attention to that year, because he has a chance to replicate it in 2017.
At 6’0” tall and 190 pounds, Daniels is actually a little bigger than Texada, which could be a huge deal in a conference filled with big, physical, and fast receivers, Daniels, who played his high school ball at Clear Creek in League City, TX, was a late rising prospect who absolutely blew up on the recruiting trail over the last several months. Though rated a three star prospect, it’s obvious most big time coaches feel he will outplay his rank, as schools such as Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Arizona State, and Oklahoma State made a hard push for the one time Baylor commit. Oh yeah, he flipped from Baylor to TCU, as if you needed more of a reason to like him.
With 28 offers in all, Daniels was hotly pursued, but late pushes by the Irish, Sooners, and Utes weren’t enough to sway Noah from making his future home in Funky Town. After making his pledge to TCU in December, he did take a couple more official visits, but reaffirmed he was all in two weeks before Signing Day.
110 % Committed to TCU , My Recruitment is shut down #GoFrogs— Noah Daniels ❄️ (@NoahDB21) January 23, 2017
Daniels has legit 4.5 speed and isn’t afraid to be physical on the outside. He’s a confident and heady player, who played on both sides of the ball in high school, even taking snaps as a Wildcat QB. As such, if he’s able to get his hands on the ball on defense, he will be a threat to house it every time. There’s little doubt that the TCU defense got better today, and that the secondary will be back to its ball-hawking ways soon, in part due to the addition of this talented and aggressive corner.
Check out his highlights below, and give Noah a heart welcome to Fort Worth!