Isaiah “Ike” Daniels | Mountain View High School | RB | 2023

Twitter: @ikedaniels3Instagram: @ike03._

Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far.

A: It’s been a great year. Being able to play at the highest level on varsity and being able to experience the atmosphere. The recruiting process is fun and being able to experience a few colleges has been a true blessing.

Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far?

A: I received my first offer in November 2019 from Pitt. Currently right now I have a total of 5 offers.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment would be my ability to face adversity in tough situations.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: One of the most important things that I have learned from the coaching staff this past year would be Unity. How to conquer any obstacles as unified front.

Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: I learned that even though the season is postponed, I must continue to work hard in the weight room as well as keeping up my conditioning. The biggest thing I have been focusing on is my linear and lateral explosion as well as my power.

Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: I would like to major in sports medicine or business management. If football doesn’t work out, I will at least have my degree to fall back on.

Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: My teammates would say I’m a very funny outgoing guy that likes to have fun and has a great work ethic.

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: My most memorable play would be when I dove for the touchdown against Patriot H.S.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge is not having enough time to take advantage of every opportunity. So I manage by taking one day at a time, focusing on one task at a time and understanding that life is one big lesson.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: I can honestly say I don’t compare myself to any collegiate or pro athlete. Everybody has their own story and I like to focus on bettering myself as a football player.

Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: I would say my biggest strength would be my drive to be the best at what I do. I believe colleges and scouts should consider me because I’m a hard worker and would be an asset to their program.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes. I volunteer time after practice to help my fathers 9u football team that my brother plays on. The Fredericksburg Jackets .

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I have been preparing with my trainer Berlyn Thomas from Transformation Lab.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be for someday to be able to provide and have my family live comfortably.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports?

A: I play basketball in my down time, but a lot of my free time is always with my family.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential person in my life would be my father.

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: The one thing that is unique about me that people would find interesting would be that I can actually sing. But don’t tell no one lol.