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2024 DL Prospect Zyir Daniel’s Journey Continues with Another Trip to WVU



WVU Football DL prospect Zyir Daniel

The journey for class of 2024 defensive line prospect Zyir Daniel continues with another opportunity to impress the WVU football coaches.

Daniel informed WV Sports Now that he will be in Morgantown on Monday. The 6-foot-1 and 248-pound Connecticut native has been in constant contact with WVSN throughout his recruitment and even reached out to tell his story in March.

Throughout the past few months, Daniel has been busy attending football camps and visiting schools like Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse. He’s simply willing to do whatever it takes to get noticed and gain an opportunity. All of this with one season left of high school football left as well.

Daniel, only in his third year of playing football, let us know he will be attending St. Thomas More in Connecticut as a post-grad student, a college prep school, in an attempt to further improve himself as a player and as a man.

How Was Daniel’s Last Trip to WVU?

After his last trip to West Virginia, Daniel explained what he took away from the experience and what he likes about the WVU football program to WVSN.

“I learned a lot. They had us meet the strength and conditioning coach and showed us all the new technology they use to improve performance, which blew my mind. Also, I met with the nutritionist. The cool part is how they have cooking classes, which I will need down the line. I love the fact that the program’s GPA is over 3.0 with 100 percent graduation class for 5 years straight!,” said Daniel.

2024 DL Prospect Zyir Daniel Taking Advice from WVU Coaches to Heart

He got the full experience by getting to speak with the coaches, including co- defensive coordinator ShaDon Brown and defensive line coach Andrew Jackson.

“I spoke with Coach Jackson and Coach Brown for a long time. Coach Jackson educated me a lot about the football program. Coach Brown spoke a lot about the 5th quarter program, which really excites me. I see how they put you in a position to succeed right after football,” he mentioned about what he heard from Brown and Jackson.

Daniel Evaluates His Own Game

Daniel was asked to give his own honest evaluation of his game to this point, understanding it’s only been a couple years in the making. His description of what type of player he is sounds a lot like what teams want in edge rushers. It also comes with an understanding that he can still improve and the right coaches could help him reach another level. “I am very explosive with great footwork. I have good hands and have an arsenal of moves. I am a hard worker, coachable and eager to learn and improve every day,” said Daniel.

While it appears as if Daniel may have the attitude and ability that would serve WVU well for years to come, he’s keeping all of his options open and hoping to eventually earn more recognition nationally as a prospect.

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