Damion Daniels was one of the final pieces in Nebraska’s 2017 class, announcing his decision to be a Husker on Signing Day. The 6-2, 310-pound Daniels brings an impressive background to the Nebraska defensive line.
Daniels was a standout defender for Bishop Dunne High School and Coach Michael Johnson. As a senior, Daniels finished with 78 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He also forced three fumbles and had a blocked punt. His play helped Bishop Dunne to an 8-6 record and a trip to the finals of the Division 1 Texas Private and Parochial School playoffs. A team captain in 2016, Daniels was the TAPPS Defensive MVP in 2016 and earned first-team all-state honors.
Daniels also earned first-team all-state honors in 2015, when his play helped Bishop Dunne to a 12-1 record, a district championship and state runner-up honors. As a sophomore, Bishop Dunne earned the TAPSS state title and posted a 12-1 record.
Daniels is ranked among the top 25 defensive tackles in the nation by both Rivals.com and ESPN, while Scout.com lists him as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the Lone Star State. He is also listed among the top 55 players in Texas by Rivals.com, ESPN and in the 247 Sports composite rankings.
Daniels also competes in track for Bishop Dunne, throwing the shot put and discus. He was second in the district in the shot put in 2016.
Daniels chose Nebraska over Colorado and Texas-San Antonio and had dozens of other offers. He was born on Aug. 31, 1999, and is the son of Tony Daniels and Rhonda Daniels.