Why be excited:He's ranked as one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation, with the speed, athleticism, and durability to have starred as a workhorse running back for one suburban Maryland's top high school programs. On defense, he demonstrated excellent closing speed, as well as discipline in carrying out his assignments. As a senior, O'Daniel was repeatedly at his best in Good Counsel's biggest games.
You may not know: O'Daniel, who committed to Clemson after attending the Tigers' spring game last April, got his first scholarship offers as a sophomore running back.
How he fits into the depth chart:He'll be a strong candidate to play both ways in the 'sam' linebacker/nickel back role.
High School: Good Counsel (Md.)
Coach: Bob Milloy
Recruited By: Jeff Scott
Other Offers: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, South Carolina among more.
StatsSenior - 1,307 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Junior - 38.5 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 5 sacks.
40-time: 4.55. Shuttle: 4.19. Vertical: 36 inches.