Virginia Athlete Looking to Visit Maryland

Brooke Point (VA) three-star athlete Daniel Coles saw his phone light up on September 1 with several schools starting to reach out.

“That was awesome. And seeing that a lot of people around me surrounded by people with the same goal, that really made me happy,” he told Inside the Black and Gold. Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Florida State, Penn, App State, UNC and Boston College were among the schools that reached out to the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect and the in-state Hokies were among them. Coles followed that up with an unofficial to Blacksburg over the weekend.

“I had been to the spring game. It was good going back. Definitely a fun environment there.” As for this upcoming weekend, Coles is looking to visit Maryland when they host SMU.

“I wanted to go the first one. Their next home game, I should be there.”

Coles visited Maryland back in the spring for spring practice where he got a chance to meet running backs coach Elijah Brooks. “Cool dude,” he added. But it’s inside linebacker coach Lance Thompson who is running point in his recruitment. “He visited me at school like twice.”

Coles was planning to visit Maryland back on July 30, but transportation issues prevented that. Still, Maryland is trying to tap into northern Virginia harder with the three-star prospect sitting high on the board. Coles said heard from Thompson back on September 1 and has been able to enjoy a growing connection since then. “He’s a very cool guy. I love that dude, shows a lot of respect towards me and my family as well. He’s definitely made me feel like he’s prioritizing me.”

Coles is rated a three-star prospect and an 87 overall by On3, sitting as the 18th-best prospect in Virginia. He’s also listed as the 36th-best athlete in the nation.

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