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RECRUITING NOTES: GAC's Daniels commits to Navy

GAC (24) DaSean Daniels

GAC (24) DaSean Daniels

When DaSean Daniels went to the prestigious Army-Navy college football game in December, he knew he wanted to part of that special event.

The Greater Atlanta Christian senior will have the opportunity to play in one of college football's best rivalries after committing to Navy on Sunday.

"It's a different level of football," Daniels said. "I went up to the Army-Navy game and that was a totally different experience. I want to be a part of that."

Daniels first got an offer from Navy in June, but was unsure about the military lifestyle. He visited the Annapolis, Md., campus several times over the last seven months and realized it would be a great fit for him.

"I visited them three or four times and I really liked it," Daniels said. "It's a great opportunity and a great school. I also get to serve my country after I graduate."

Daniels chose Navy over offers from Georgetown and Colgate and was considering Connecticut.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Daniels was 10th in the county in tackles with 93 stops, including 18 against state power Buford. He also made three sacks and an interception. He said he is being recruited as a fullback.

Daniels, who has a 3.6 GPA, is undecided on his major.

GAC expects to have at least 10 players sign college scholarships on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. Daniels is the fourth Spartan to make a commitment, joining Chase Roberts (Georgia Tech), Lavondre Nelson (Princeton) and Jonathan Ford (Cornell).

Eagles' Everett de-commits from Southern Miss.

Collins Hill defensive end Andrew Everett de-committed from Southern Mississippi on Friday, according to his coach.

"He did," Collins Hill head coach Kevin Reach said. "The staff that was there, they really wanted him for what they do defensively. The new staff was going to honor his scholarship, but they were going to use him differently. He's going to end up at a place that's a better fit for him."

Reach said Everett has offers from Ball State, Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, Richmond, Western Kentucky and South Alabama. Everette plans to take visits to Old Dominion and Richmond this weekend.

"He just made the decision (to de-commit) on Friday and it's Tuesday and there's people beating down the door."

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Everett made 45 tackles and five sacks to help Collins Hill reach the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Dacula's Levin headed to UTC

Dacula offensive tackles Corey Levin has committed to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He chose UTC over offers from Navy, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Levin had an 88 percent blocking grade with 30 pancake blocks. He was part of an offensive line that gave up just six sacks all season.

North's Jackson picks Charleston Southern

North Gwinnett defensive back Malcolm Jackson has committed to Charleston Southern.

Jackson was an all-county selection, making 50 tackles and three interceptions this season for the Bulldogs (10-2).

Shiloh's Claytor going to William & Mary

Shiloh offensive and defensive lineman Tyler Claytor has committed to William & Mary, a Division I program in Williamsburg, Va.

Claytor was an all-county selection, making 65 tackles and five sacks for the Generals.

Claytor is the younger brother of former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Nick Claytor.

Eagles' Stachler commits to St. Francis

Collins Hill tight end Shawn Stachler committed to St. Francis, a NAIA program in Joliet, Ill., over the weekend.

Stachler was an all-region player for the Eagles, helping the team to the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Comments

Gary 2 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations to you, Malcolm Jackson, on accepting the offer to play football at Charleston Southern! Thank you for your contributions, as a student athlete, to North Gwinnett High School and to the Bulldogs football team. Good luck at Charleston Southern, both in the classroom and on the football field!

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