Steve Sarkisian’s USC Trojans have been cleaning up in the offensive line department and now could be on the way to a big time commitment on the other side of the ball. Four-star defensive tackle Jacob Daniel, out of Clovis North in Fresno, has reportedly narrowed down his college choices to Pac-12 foes USC and Oregon, according to Rivals.
— Rivals.com (@Rivals) May 6, 2014
Daniel stands 6’5, 300 pounds, size which has earned him accolades as Rival’s No. 11 player in California. ESPN also gives him a four-star grade and lists him as the No. 13 player in state. Meanwhile, 247Sports takes it a step further, rating him as a five-star and sixth best in the state. Scout lists him as the No. 7 tackle in the game.
Considering Daniel’s history with Sarkisian and new USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox — he was committed to Washington before the coaching change — there is a good chance the Trojans could land this powerful tackle.
On tape, Daniel’s size and power is undeniable as he bull-rushes opposing linemen. Though he will face stiffer competition at the college level, his frame is one which should have defensive line coach Chris Wilson’s mouth watering.