#10 Phoebus QB Chris Daniels (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Chris Daniels – Phoebus #30
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Phoebus always rolls with a corps of top notch athletes. That’s what puts them in the position for deep playoff runs season after season. This year is no different. Our #30 athlete is the signal caller for the Phoebus Phantoms, and he’s ready to lead his squad back to the state championship game once again.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Hampton Roads. Kicking off our countdown at number 30 is none other than senior prospect Phoebus starting quarterback Christopher Daniels.
#30 Christopher Daniels (2020 QB 5-10 171) – Phoebus High School
Don’t come around Chris Daniels and try to tell him that size matters when it comes to the quarterback position. Daniels took over the helm a few seasons back as the Phantoms starting quarterback and he hasn’t even looked back not even once. What Daniels lacks in size he more than makes up for in sheer will, talent, and experience. Last season was a perfect representation of what Daniels can do when he has it all working in his favor.
The Phoebus product helped lead his team to a 9-1 during the regular season losing only to Lake Taylor. While in the playoffs, the Phantoms survived a triple overtime contest against Norcom to advance to the 3A state semi-finals against Culpeper County. After destroying Culpeper County by a score of 35-14, Daniels led Phoebus into the 3A state championship game where the Phantoms fell short to Heritage (Lynchburg).
Daniels was a class act all of last season going 80-of-141 for 2,108 passing yards and 35 touchdowns. He also contributed to the ground game rushing for 360 yards on 46 carries and six touchdowns. Not your prototypical dual-threat quarterback, Daniels has proved that he can tuck the ball when needed at an above-average clip when the chips come crashing down. Thus far, Daniels has been able to pick up two collegiate offers coming from West Point and the United States Naval Academy. Not to be left out is his 1220 SAT score obtained near the end of June. Daniels is by far one of the most well-rounded quarterbacks in the region of Hampton Roads.
– Brandon Mitchell