Jamal Danley felt that once college coaches had the chance to work him out in person that they would…
Memphis has already extended Danley, of Byhalia, Miss., an offer. Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas State are all showing interest. He attended Ole Miss' elite camp in June, the first of three camps this summer. A two-way lineman, Danley ran a 5.03-second 40-yard dash and recorded a 27-inch vertical jump. And while the Rebels haven't offered, the 6-foot-3, 251-pound Danley is interested. "I was looking for more exposure and for an offer," he said. "They want me on offense. We really didn't have much of a relationship before camp, outside of some letters and stuff. But we do now." Jamal Danley Chuck Rounsaville Danley doesn't necessarily favor the three in-state schools: Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. But if he had it his way, he would play his college ball in Mississippi. Still, he is open to any school willing to offer a scholarship. "Tennessee, Southern Miss and Mississippi State, those are the schools that I've been really talking to," Danley said. "If I had my choice, I'd go to an in-state school." Danley is singularly focused on academics when deciding between schools. Other factors, be it playing time or comfort level, are secondary. He plans on majoring in kinesiology in college, with the ultimate goal of becoming a physical therapist. "Academics first, then what position they want me in and stuff," he said, when asked of what he is looking for in a school. "Academics, that's really what I focus on, mostly." Danley, a rising senior and member of the recruiting class of 2012, goes both ways for Byhalia High School. He plays guard offensively and end defensively. He is rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com. "My strengths, I have great feet. I'm real quick," he said. "My weaknesses are … I really just don't have any. (Schools) like my long arms and my quick feet. They think I'd be a great asset to the team. I can play offense or defense."
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