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Chris Daniels to Oklahoma: Sooners Land 4-Star DT Prospect

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIDecember 19, 2015

Jeremy Clark, 247Sports

Defensive tackle Chris Daniels, a 4-star prospect out of Trinity High School, committed to the Oklahoma Sooners on Friday, according to Eddie Radosevich of SoonerScoop.com.

Daniels received offers from the likes of the Michigan Wolverines, Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas A&M Aggies and Texas Longhorns before deciding on the Sooners.

High school teammate A.J. Jackson posted a video of Daniels' announcement:

Aj 🎒 @_ajasjackson

Congrats To My Family... 🏈😎 #BoomerSooner https://t.co/sucaoaxqy6

According to 247Sports, Daniels ranks as the 19th-best defensive tackle in the country and the 26th-best player in Texas. The Longhorns made an offer to Daniels on Thursday, but it was too late.

Bob Przybylo of Scout.com noted that the Aggies were close to prying him away from head coach Bob Stoops' team:

Getting Daniels is huge for OU only because the Sooners were in a real fight the entire time and never stopped plugging away. There were times early in his recruitment where it looked like Texas A&M was going to be the choice.

Then as his senior season began, Michigan made a strong push and the Wolverines were certainly legitimate contenders.

Even this week saw a curveball as almost out of nowhere, Texas offered Daniels on Thursday afternoon to try to make him rethink things.

Przybylo said the Sooners have been interested in Daniels since he was a junior at Trinity. Daniels and his family went on an official visit to OU last month, which is when the Sooners became the favorites.

The Sooners now stand at 14 commits, according to Przybylo, and Daniels was the one Oklahoma wanted all along. This is a huge get for Stoops and his team.

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