Damion Daniels played in every game for Nebraska football this season as a redshirt freshman. His older brother Darrion Daniels, a standout for Oklahoma State over the last few years, is set to join him with the Huskers.
The older Daniels was a four-star member of Oklahoma State’s class of 2015. He has been called one of the team’s top leaders, and even after going down for the season this year with a finger injury that required surgery, was brought on road trips.
In 40 games for the Pokes, Daniels recorded 64 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks.
According to a report by GoPokes.com, the Oklahoma State 247 affiliate, Darrion Daniels will spend his final year of eligibility with Nebraska football.
From the report:
Go Pokes has also learned that defensive tackle Darrion Daniels, who was injured in practice prior to the second conference and fifth game of the season at Kansas and had to have surgery on his finger will use his final season to graduate transfer to Nebraska and play with his younger brother. Daniels had told me during the season that he would not do that. He would request a draft grade from the NFL and then make a decision on whether he would go pro or come back and play his fifth-year senior season at Oklahoma State. He had also told that to head coach Mike Gundy and the Cowboys staff. A source told us that Daniels informed his position coach Joe Bob Clements Monday m0rning before the team had a bowl meeting.
The Daniels decision comes during a particularly rough stretch of news for Oklahoma State football.
Star running back Justice Hill has announced that he will enter the NFL Draft. Hill has decided that he will also sit out Oklahoma State’s Liberty Bowl match-up against Mizzou.
All-Big 12 defensive end Jordan Brailford is also leaving for the NFL after his junior season, but will play in the bowl game. He recorded nine sacks on the year for Mike Gundy’s team.
The Brailford and Daniels departures will leave Oklahoma State without any returning starters on the defensive line for 2019.