Oklahoma State received fantastic news on Friday night, as 6-5 295 lb defensive tackle Darrion Daniels has decided to come play for the Cowboys. The Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX) two time All-State Tackle announced his decision live on the CBS Networks' Lemming Report.
I apologize for turning down the other perfect options I had but I love the challenge I have accepted at OSU #GOPOKES #godisgood— Darrion Daniels (@DarrionGolden79) January 31, 2015
Daniels is considered one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country, and should help provide quality depth to a unit that lost anchors James Castleman and Ofa Hautau to graduation.
- ESPN - ★★★★ | #27 Defensive Tackle
- Scout - ★★★★ | #22 Defensive Tackle | 226th Overall Prospect
- Rivals - ★★★★ | #16 Defensive Tackle | 161st Overall Prospect
Daniels is an active tackle with upside. With his combination of frame, athletic ability and motor, he is a high-level BCS caliber prospect.
Darrion had a offers from over 20 schools, including OU, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, among many others. Ultimately, Daniels narrowed his choices down to OSU, OU, Iowa, and Texas Tech before making his announcement.
Daniels is the 18th player to commit to the Cowboys, and the third defensive tackle along with Juco transfer Motekiai Maile and Taaj Bakari.
Check out his highlights from his senior year below.