February 13, 2010

Brother of UGA player weighing options

Armonze Daniel continues to sift through the letters from colleges that seem to come in at almost a daily pace.

"I've probably got over 30. I'm getting kind of tired of opening them all," he joked. "There are a lot of schools talking to me right now."

Including one that Daniel already has considerable knowledge of - Georgia.

Daniel's older brother is none other than Montez Robinson, a rising sophomore with the Bulldogs this fall.

"I like Georgia. I've been there a couple of times," the 2011 recruit said. "Coach (Rodney) Garner talks to me a lot. He recruited my brother and we've talked a couple of times."

But as Daniel indicated, Georgia isn't the only school recruiting him.

Alabama, LSU, Iowa, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and UCLA are among the other schools which have shown interest in the junior, who has already played a couple of positions during his high school career.

At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Daniel played outside linebacker for Avon High last fall after starting as a safety his sophomore year.

Last season, Daniel figures he had 32 solo tackles and 12 knockdowns.

"I think playing both positions has really helped me," Daniel said. "I had a pretty good year last season but I'm looking for better things this fall."

Daniel said he feels he can play any position on the field.

"I can play fast and I like to hit," Daniel said. "I think I can play any position there is, but my coaches here feel like I can help more on the defensive side. We're pretty dominant here on defense and I'm out there helping stop plays. We like getting off the field as quick as possible. It's been a good move."

He loves contact.

"I try to get to the ball as fast as possible and make plays," Daniel said. "I'm really aggressive; I love contact. I've played football a long time and it's my dream to become a big start. I'm trying my hardest to get there."

While he hopes to lay outside linebacker in college, Daniel said he would not be adverse to playing safety as well.

After all, at Avon, Daniel said that's basically what he's doing now although he's currently listed as an outside linebacker at his current school.

"Our outside linebacker here is basically a safety because that's what I do when we're in a nickel defense," he said. "I'm always covering the slot receiver, so if that's what I was asked to do I don't think it would be too hard because it's something I would have done in high school."

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