Posted by Jeff Borzello
For the latter stages of DeAndre Daniels’ recruitment, most of the discussions revolved around two schools: Kansas and Texas.
Would Daniels go back to the school where he gave his original commitment (Texas) or would he head to the Longhorns’ conference rival?
On Tuesday evening, Daniels finally made his decision. The 6-foot-7 California native chose . . . Connecticut?
“With the style of play and with what [Jeremy Lamb] did last year, we think that he’ll be able to be successful,” IMG Academy coach Vince Walden told Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, who broke the story. “With his ability to put the ball on the floor he could be a nightmare matchup. He’s a winner. We truly believe that.”
Based on Daniels’ entire recruitment, it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that his commitment ended up being a curveball. He originally committed to Texas, but opened up his recruitment and has since had multiple supposed “favorites.” At one time, it was Kentucky; another time, Duke. Daniels was also going to leave IMG Academy (Fla.) at the semester break and head to college this past January.
In the last few weeks, schools like San Diego State and Oregon joined the seemingly random fray of options.
But, it seems to be over now. Sources told Scout.com that Daniels will sign a financial aid agreement, as the date to sign a letter-of-intent has passed.
Daniels joins Ryan Boatright in Connecticut’s recruiting class for the fall.
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