An already frustrating wait gets even more so for those waiting on word, good or bad, from highly regarded recruit DeAndre Daniels as to where he will sign and play next college basketball season. The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns both await the word of Daniels’ decision to significantly affect their recruiting class.
For the Jayhawks, it’s the addition of another top notch scorer to go alongside Thomas Robinson to form a nucleus recovering from the loss of the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, and Josh Selby among others. They’ve already added Jamari Traylor late in the signing season as of yesterday but Daniels’ continued delays throws question as to the cause and makes an already nervous fan base even more tense.
Perhaps this is a sign that the decision is hard for Daniels himself or those around him. Texas received a commitment from the forward in 2009 until he took back that commitment one year later — signs that the ties there are deeper than the ones at KU. Still, anything is possible until he finally announces. When that will be is still unknown.