ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Worcester Academy linebacker Steven Daniels, who signed a National Letter of Intent with Boston College last February out of St. Xavier (Ohio) High but is pursuing a post-graduate year on the Worcester campus.
But now that he's experiencing New England life on the Worcester campus, Daniels is starting to have second thoughts.
"I'm committed right now, but I'm not sure," Daniels said after Worcester Academy opened its season by beating Phillips Exeter Academy 40-27 Saturday. "I don't know if I can be this far from home. My mom wants me 10 hours at best from home (by car), and this is like 16. I'm going to talk to my coach about all that, but right now I'm solid to BC."
Daniels played high school football at Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School, the same school that sent linebacker Luke Kuechly to Boston College. Daniels, who was ranked as the No. 21 inside linebacker in the country his senior season, recorded 82 tackles (14 for loss) and seven sacks as a junior, and made 34 tackles for loss and 18 sacks during his final year.
Daniels, who enrolled at Worcester Academy for academic reasons, said his decision came down to two schools: BC and Texas A&M.
"It was neck and neck, then Coach Spaz [BC coach Frank Spaziani] showed up at my house and won me over," Daniels said. "I'm just homesick."
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