Minnesota’s 2019 recruiting class received a welcome addition on Saturday and coach P.J. Fleck — of course — knew it before anybody else.
RTB & Ski-U-Mah!! (1/2) pic.twitter.com/cevk51uyqE
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) May 5, 2018
Fleck’s tweet was in reference to Chris Daniels verbally committing to the Golden Gophers.
— Chris Daniels 💪🏾 (@Clicclac97) May 5, 2018
Daniels, according to 247Sports, is a 20-year-old defensive tackle from Euless, Texas. He comes from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.
The 6-foot-3, 315-pound big man signed and enrolled at Texas before going the JUCO route. Aside from Missouri offering him a scholarship on April 24, no school other than Minnesota offered Daniels.
Daniels was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and is the first defensive tackle to commit to the Golden Gophers for 2019. With his commitment, Minnesota has the No. 37 class in the country and No. 8 in the Big Ten.
On Sept. 25, he left the Longhorns as he had not seen the field with the new coaching staff led by Tom Herman. Daniels was a part of Charlie Strong’s 2016 class.