According to an online report, Beggs safety Kendal Daniels is reopening his recruitment after being released from the National Letter of Intent that he signed with Texas A&M in December.
GigEm247, a site that covers Texas A&M, reported that Daniels’ request to ask for his release may have been related to A&M defensive analyst Ishmael Aristide leaving Monday to become Miami’s outside linebackers coach. Daniels said to the Tulsa World when he committed to Texas A&M in August that his relationship with Aristide was a factor in his decision.
Last summer, Daniels listed Oklahoma, Clemson and LSU as his other finalists.
Daniels, who is 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, was rated the state’s No. 1 senior by Rivals and 247 Sports. In the 247 national recruiting rankings, he is No. 41 overall.
Daniels was a Tulsa World All-State selection in 2020 as he had 120 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions, including a Pick-6. On offense, he caught 38 passes for 648 yards and 10 touchdowns as he helped Beggs reach the Class 2A semifinals. He also was selected for the 2021 All-American Bowl.
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