DaVaris Daniels has been quoted saying “I’d like to be one of the best receivers in the nation next year”. If he stays healthy and keeps his grades up he can. Daniels will be the most qualified of the Irish receivers heading into the 2014 season.
Daniels ended behind TJ Jones in the 2013 season with 745 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, the team’s second leading receiver.
Daniels (other than a single reception from Chris Brown) is the only current Irish receiver to catch a pass from Everett Golson. This gives him a great advantage if Golson gets the nod at Quarterback. If all goes well for Daniels, he will be the favorite target for a quarterback who boasts a BCS National Championship appearance and an undefeated regular season.
Daniels has the talent to be the #1 receiver in the country. At 6’2″ 203 lbs, he has already shown fans what he is capable. In the BCS National Title Game against Alabama, Daniels put up 115 yards on 6 receptions. He has spoken to many sources about his workouts during his time away from Notre Dame. With Daniels’ renewed resolve, fans will see a stronger more focused receiver. This alone should give the Notre Dame Faithful hope.
Imagine an entire season full of showings from Daniels like the absolute smack down he gave Purdue with eight receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns.