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Former Texas DL Chris Daniels to play football at Minnesota in 2019

Posted May 6th, 2018


An ex-Longhorn has found a new home.

Defensive lineman Chris Daniels announced on Saturday that he has verbally committed to play football at Minnesota. Daniels will join the Golden Gophers in 2019. This fall, he will play at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.

According to 247Sports, the 6-3, 315-pound Daniels also received a scholarship offer from Missouri.


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Daniels was a four-star prospect out of Euless when he signed with Texas in 2016. Daniels never played a down at Texas. After redshirting for the Longhorns in 2016, he left the program a month into the 2017 season.

Charlie Strong’s final recruiting haul at Texas was ranked seventh nationally. Seven of the 28 signees in the Class of 2016 are no longer at Texas, however.

Defensive linemen Jordan Elliott and Marcel Southall have moved onto Missouri and Florida Atlantic, respectively. Ex-UT offensive lineman Jean Delance will play at Florida this upcoming season. Linebacker Erick Fowler recorded 29 tackles at Sam Houston State in 2017. Tight end Peyton Aucoin and receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps are still looking for their next Division I stops.

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