#10 Phoebus QB Chris Daniels (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
West Point places target on Phoebus QB Chris Daniels
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
While uncertainty at the quarterback position plagues many teams within the Peninsula District, it’s a conundrum that Phoebus finds itself shying away from these days. Since overtaking Iziah McNair and Zymeire Rogers a few seasons ago, Chris Daniels (2020 QB 5-11 170) has solidified himself as one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the Peninsula District. With his senior season rapidly approaching, the work he’s put into the off-season is beginning to produce dividends in the recruiting department. These dividends have now exposed themselves in the form of collegiate offers in which Phoebus as a whole has basked in since the conclusion of postseason play.
Daniels took a trip up to West Point on April 12 where the coaching staff was able to get a better look at the Phoebus product. Conversations began to heat up over the last month which led to Daniels picking up his second offer from the United States Military Academy on Thursday.
“Coach Lewis from Army hit my folks up and I saying that he loved my film and would like to get a live look at me,” Daniels explained. “We ended up working it out and the head man at Army approved it so they pulled the trigger. I feel pretty good about it and I fit their style of play very well. When I went on a visit I enjoyed myself as well and that’s a good thing.”
Last season, Daniels helped guide the Phantoms to a 13-2 record reaching the Class 3 state championship game in which they fell short to Heritage (Lynchburg) 24-20. The berth for the Phoebus was its eighth championship appearance since 2001. Daniels finished the season with 2,108 passing yards on 80-of-141 passes for 25 touchdowns. He also contributed to the ground game rushing for 360 yards on 46 carries and six touchdowns.
Thus far it’s been a quiet off-season for Daniels, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the wheels in motion to further his exposure. The overall goal remains to be the anchor of another Phoebus state championship before the end of his senior year.
“I’ve been working on my craft and preparing to lead my team once again this year,” Daniels stated. “Camp started this week for the season so we’re ready to rock and roll.”
– Brandon Mitchell