| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Trib prospect: Yough's Chandler Daniel

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Yough's Chandler Daniel


6-4, 260

Senior, RT/DE


Notable: Program's first-ever playoff win in 2013

Top high school sports
By Jason Mackey
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 10:39 p.m.


Yough's Chandler Daniel got the one he wanted and pounced.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound tackle/defensive end verbally committed to play for Duquesne this past week, cashing in on his lone scholarship offer.

“It's a good fit for me,” Daniel said.

A right tackle, Daniel helped Yough (6-5) average nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Despite missing a game and a half with a slight tear in his left MCL, he posted 24 solo tackles, 18 assists and four sacks at defensive end.

This from a kid who couldn't bench press 135 pounds as a sophomore first-year player.

His max now is 335, though the former basketball player isn't all muscle.

“He has tremendous feet for a big guy,” Yough coach Mark Crovak said. “He can move.”

Daniel has a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He's a member of Yough's student council, works as a senior mentor and will study athletic training.

“It's where I want to go,” Daniel said. “I'm going for athletic training, and when it comes down to it, I have to consider my education as well.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Dubinsky suspended for cross-check on SidneyCrosby
  2. Clairton captures 12th WPIAL football championship
  3. Woman dies after bleeding on sidewalk outside Carrick pizzeria
  4. Man reports being hit by bullet in Highland Park
  5. Former Pirates pitcher Happ agrees to $36 million, 3-year deal with Blue Jays
  6. Unsung backups provide boost for Steelers defensive line
  7. Unabashed church pastors put politics front and center
  8. Republicans roll dice as Trump headlines Pennsylvania Society event
  9. Penguins lose hard-fought game to Blue Jackets in overtime
  10. CBS’ ‘Code Black’ inspired by Pitt medical school graduate’s documentary
  11. Barefoot toddlers found wandering in Uniontown Hospital lot