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Top 2019 QB Jayden Daniels Sees a Fit with Huskers’ Offense

February 04, 2018

Nebraska’s coaching staff will enter this season with a good stable of quarterbacks, but with it being the most important position on the field, they will always be on the lookout for a new one each recruiting cycle. The last three years Nebraska has signed a signal-caller from California. Patrick O’Brien, Tristan Gebbia and Adrian Martinez all hail from the Golden State so could the Huskers make it four years in a row?

On Jan. 24, Nebraska offered 4-star QB Jayden Daniels‍ (6-3, 170) from Cajon High School in San Bernadino, California. Daniels has seen his recruitment blow up at the end of 2018 and that momentum has carried over for him to the new year. Here’s what he had to say about how his recruitment has taken off.

“The recruitment really has blown up. I thank God for it. With the season I had, schools are really starting to offer me now. It’s been a little crazy but not too crazy.”

The season Daniels had was a special one. He threw for 5,139 yards and 62 touchdowns and rushed for 1,292 yards and 15 more scores. After a season like that, colleges are going to take notice. He tells me that other schools recruiting him hard right now include Florida State, California, Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona.

“It was a pretty big offer," Daniels said of hearing from the Huskers. "Since Coach Frost and his staff got to Nebraska, I knew that was an offense I could see myself fitting in very well. I’ve been talking to Coach [Mario] Verduzco a lot, the quarterbacks coach.”

A good amount of the top quarterbacks for 2019 are already committed, so decisions are being made earlier with quarterbacks. Still, Daniels is uncommitted and does not have a timeline for his final decision just yet. He did tell me that this spring and summer is when he will want to start taking visits so he can narrow down his choices.

Watching Daniels’ impressive film, you notice that he really is a pocket-passer who possesses great athleticism. He throws a very accurate ball and hangs in the pocket well. Daniels will surely continue to rise and become one of the top quarterbacks on the west coast for the 2019 cycle.

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