Florida football has its running back class of 2024 locked up early as Billy Napier and crew received a commitment from four-star prospect Kahnen Daniels.
He’s a prospect that’s been on Florida’s radar, but the swiftness of his commitment came as a welcome surprise to Gator Nation today.
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Listed at 6’1″ and 190 pounds, Daniels is built like an all-around athlete. His Hudl profile claims a 4.5 second 40-yard dash, as well as a 500-pound squat and a 500-pound deadlift.
We chronicled Daniels last month when the Gators offered him, but we said at the time his biggest attribute is his vision.
Playing primarily as a wildcat QB, Daniels frequently faces 11-man boxes with his high school offense and still finds open holes by staying patient when there is chaos around him.
Kahnen is able to combine that vision with his quickness and strength to make it almost impossible for a defender to bring him down. Arm tackles can’t stop him, and Daniels has a stiff arm that could knock your facemask off.
247 Sports has Daniels ranked as the 27th-best RB in the 2024 class, but that rating doesn’t seem to match the talent and ability he shows on the field.
Expect to see Kahnen improve on his recruiting profile before he puts pen to paper later on.
As we said before, the commitment of Daniels just about rounds out the Gators’ running back class for the 2024 cycle.
The other guy committed is Chauncey Bowens, a 4-star in 247 Sports Composite Rankings and the 15th-best RB in the class.
Some may look at these two and wish that Napier was more aggressive in trying to land the big dogs, like Jerrick Gibson and Kameron Davis.
But it’s hard to question Napier’s evaluations at running back at his point. He’s already given us Trvevor Etienne and Montrell Johnson Jr.
Daniels and Bowens will be running all over the SEC, and prove to be one of the best RB hauls of the ’24 cycle.
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