- Air Force cadets ‘revolt’ after officials remove biblical verse from whiteboard
- Rep. Lee: Paul Ryan out of touch with urban Americans
- House votes down resolution to force Issa to apologize
- Kremlin blocks opposition websites; Kasparov fears Putin plans ‘something drastic’
- Saving trees? EPA wastes $1.5 million storing unneeded pamphlets in warehouse
- Scott Brown Senate bid in New Hampshire may launch soon
- Jeffrey Corzine, son of ex-N.J. governor, dead at 31
- Australian surfing magazine sorry for calling indigenous surfer ‘apeish’
- Records: Man in Fla. theater shooting also was texting
- The Putin problem: U.S. needs Russian rockets for spy satellites
Success runs in family for WR Daniels
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - DaVaris Daniels started his high school career the way most players dream of.
As a freshman, his first varsity touch for Vernon Hills (Ill.) was a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
“When he came to us as a freshman, his football instincts were so rare for his age,” coach Tony Monken said. “He burst onto the scene.”
He hasn’t let up. During his career, he has gained 1,082 yards receiving, 625 yards rushing and 467 yards passing while lining up at receiver, running back and quarterback in the wildcat. He’s done all this in the shadow of his father, Phillip Daniels, currently a 37-year-old defensive end for the Washington Redskins.
“There’s a lot of guys out there who are fast, but not a lot who are taller than 6-1,” Monken said. “It’s freaky.”
“He has great peripheral vision,” he said. “He doesn’t slow down out of his breaks, so he can make that cut that puts a defender on his butt.”
Daniels is undecided on a college. He had planned a June 22 press conference to announce his decision, but since has chosen to wait until after his senior season.
Daniels shares the spotlight at Vernon Hills with Evan Spencer, a receiver who has committed to Ohio State. Monken said Spencer’s presence takes some of the pressure off Daniels, but he thinks Daniels could handle it anyway.
“I think he kind of thrives on it,” Monken said. “He’s such a fun kid to be around. I don’t think that fazes him.”
By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
- F-35 secrets now showing up in Chinas stealth fighter
- EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee
- USS Kidd sent to Indian Ocean after 'indication' of Malaysian jet crash
- Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report
- College group's diversity event canceled after excluding white people
- Warren Buffett's son to spend $23.7 million in effort to save South African rhinos
- Justice Department refuses info on hundreds of prosecutor misconduct cases
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- PRUDEN: Sink sank own campaign in Florida special election
Chaos as Manhattan building explodes
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again