Reports: Elite 2021 safety released from NLI signed with Texas A&M
Elite 2021 Kendal Daniels is reportedly back on the market, as multiple outlets are saying he has been released from his National Letter of Intent signed with Texas A&M. The Sooner Bred Podcast was first to report the news. Brian Perroni writes that Daniels confirmed the news to GigEm247.
Perroni reports that Daniels’ decision is the result of defensive analyst Ishmael Aristide’s departure to leave Jimbo Fisher’s staff for an on-field position at Miami. Out of Beggs, Oklahoma, Daniels is the 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 player in the state, No. 5 safety and No. 101 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2021.
Daniels may stay in the SEC West. The Sooner Bred Podcast reports that “LSU is expected to be a player” while in-state schools Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will also be recruiting Daniels.
Daniels committed to Texas A&M on Aug. 1, 2020, and signed with the Aggies on Dec. 16. His senior Hudl highlight tape is embedded below:
Oklahoma State has been in contact recently. This will be interesting to watch as this is expected to go back to ground zero and start the process over. A repair in the relationship between Oklahoma and Daniels will need to happen, but starting with a blank sheet should help.
— Sooner Bred Podcast (@SoonerBredPod) February 26, 2021