Georgia Military Junior College has proven to be fertile recruiting territory for USC over the years. The Gamecocks already have one Bulldog in the 2019 class in DE Devontae Davis and they are now in good shape with a second, DB DJ Daniel (6-0 185), whom they offered on Monday.
Daniel said he first talked with Will Muschamp when he came to GMC to recruit Davis. Monday defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson was at the school and told him of the offer. Tuesday he talked again with Muschamp who further confirmed the offer.
“Always had a good feeling about South Carolina and the support of the school,” Daniel said. “T-Rob came to my practice and he was telling me about how he likes my length and my style of play, man coverage, press, zone coverage.”
Daniel said as a cornerback, getting an offer from Muschamp and Robinson was special because of their history in developing defensive players.
“I think Muschamp has always been a great coach, he’s always stood out to me,” he said. “And coach TRob, it was my first time meeting him. He’s a straight to the point type of coach and that’s what I like about him the most.”
Daniel said he’s never been to USC but he plans to visit unofficially June 10th. He also has offers from East Carolina, South Alabama, Georgia State and Louisiana-Lafayette. Clearly, the Gamecock offer is the best on the list, and Daniel is cognizant of that.
“In my thinking, I’d probably have rank South Carolina my number one right now,” said Daniel. “Always been a dream (to play in the SEC).”
Daniel is a native of Griffin, GA who will graduate from GMC in December and have three years to play two. As a freshman last season, Daniel had 26 tackles, 3 interceptions, 5 pass break ups and he blocked 3 kicks.