John Jay rising junior Mike Daniello has his pick of virtually every Division I program.
(File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Today was the first day Division I college coaches could contact high school juniors, and it didn’t take long to see who the most prized recruit in the region is.
Not that there were too many doubts.
It’s John Jay attackman Mike Daniello.
With the day now almost over, I just touched base with Mike.
Here’s what’s cooking.
First off, he’s heard from virtually every coach at all levels of Division I competition.
For now, it appears that three schools North Carolina, Syracuse and Johns Hopkins are leading the way in the Mike Daniello Sweepstakes.
“As of now I have gotten e-mails from over 30 D-I programs,” he said at 10:15 p.m.
So if you were Mike Daniello and could put together a list of virtually any program in the nation as a possible destination, what would your list look like?
While you think about that, let’s take a look at Mike’s list.
Frankly, it’s a pretty impressive one. It includes traditional powers, schools with tremendous facilities and resources and a few in the upper echelon academically and some that combine all those attributes,
Without further ado, here is Daniello’s list of possible destinations, as of today, Sept. 1:
Now of course, some schools are higher on the list than others. I think the order in which Mike listed the schools may provide an indication.
If that doesn’t, this does.
He has just finalized some unofficial visits. Here’s the rundown straight from the source.
“I’m leaving Friday morning and spending the whole weekend at UNC,” Daniello told me. “Next Friday the 11th I’m spending the weekend at Johns Hopkins. Then the weekend of Sept. 18, I’ll be at Syracuse. That’s it for now.”
Be sure to check back for further developments on Daniello’s recruitment as well as developments in the recruiting scene throughout the lower New York State/Greater Fairfield region.
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