Maryland football starts its season in 39 days. Until then, we're profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.
Elisha Daniels, cornerback
Weight: 183 pounds
High school: Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.)
Jersey number: 29
How Daniels got to College Park
Daniels committed to Maryland on January 23, in a package deal with his twin brother, Elijah. The twins weren’t closely tied to Maryland under Randy Edsall, but DJ Durkin’s staff began to recruit them hard around the same time Durkin came to Maryland in the winter. After a few weeks, the Danielses were Terrapins.
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Daniels has yet to actually play a down for Maryland, so we’ve got to settle for high school clips, at this point. They suggest he’s an athletic type.
This is an interesting case. Maryland has relatively little cornerback experience on its depth chart, but the apparent addition of former four-star Florida signee J.C. Jackson will push everyone except Will Likely one spot backward.
Daniels is a talented, well-regarded player, though. A few days ago, one Maryland person said he’d been one of the team’s particular standout freshmen during offseason workouts. He has good size, and it seems premature to declare this early in the year that he’ll definitely redshirt.
That Daniels is 6’0 makes me think it’s unlikely he’d play as a slot corner in nickel formations, unless he’s fast enough to fit that spot. Such a preclusion would make it harder for him to play as a freshman, but really, who knows? It’s so early.
What a dream season would look like
Daniels plays every game and sets himself up to start as a sophomore in 2017.
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