January 30, 2007

Daniels talks about his decision

Two-star defensive lineman Mike Daniels gave the Iowa Hawkeyes a verbal commitment on his official visit to Iowa City this past weekend. On Monday night, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Daniels, who hails from Blackwood, New Jersey, talked about his decision.

Q: Did you make your decision this weekend?

DANIELS: Yeah. I committed to Iowa and I can't wait to sign. I gave the coaches the word yesterday when I talked to Coach Ferentz.

Q: What did the coaches say when you committed?

DANIELS: They were just as excited as I was. They really wanted me to come up on the visit and I had to miss wrestling to visit, but I did. I came and watched how things go around there and I love it. The coaches, they love me. The feeling is mutual there.

Q: What made you decide that Iowa was the right place for you?

DANIELS: The thing that really attracted me was the fact there are a lot of players from the South Jersey area. I knew about these guys because they were the big names when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school. Now they're about to be my teammates and they're welcoming me, so I really liked that. I also liked the atmosphere and the people. Everyone is very friendly out there. The coaches really know what they're doing. I talked to a lot of different coaches and what really attracted me the most was probably the strength and conditioning coach, Coach Doyle. I can't wait to get on his program and work with him.

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