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Wildcats land three-star cornerback

By The Mercury

The Kansas State football team got a big commitment on Sunday from Dodge City Community College cornerback Danzel McDaniel.

Rated a three-star prospect by, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive back just wrapped up his sophomore season with a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference nod.

McDaniel announced his decision via Twitter on Sunday.

The sophomore had 17 offers from a variety of BCS-level programs, and had taken official visits to K-State, Iowa State and Southern Miss before ultimately deciding on the Wildcats.

At 6-2, McDaniel has more size than many of K-State’s other options at cornerback, a position that will become thin with the departures of seniors Dorrian Roberts and Kip Daily.

While he can certainly cover well, McDaniel told he is known as a physical player and a solid tackler.

“I think my best skill is tackling,” McDaniel said. “I cover well, too, because I can step up and jam receivers at the line, but (assistant) coach Tom Hayes likes that I’m physical and hard nosed.

“I’m going to get to the ball no matter what and that comes from my high energy as a player.”

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