Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Daniel Easterly





DANIEL EASTERLY



Fr., DB, 6-4, 180, Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech HS)

A highly-coveted do-it-all type of athlete who will make an impact at safety at the collegiate level … Made his mark at the prep level playing at defensive back and linebacker and also serving as a standout on kickoff and punt coverage units, where he showed a fearless mentality, great speed and a natural athleticism … Ranked by ESPN.com as the nation’s No. 41 prep safety prospect … Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 16 overall player at any position in the state of Michigan, and as the nation’s No. 81 prep prospect at the athlete position … Scout.com ranks him as the nation’s No. 89 safety prospect … Won All-State honors in each of his last two seasons … Turned in 123 tackles, 4 forced fumbles and 14 pass break ups playing both safety and linebacker during his senior season in 2009 … During his junior season, had 83 total tackles, and added 15 pass break ups, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Also an outstanding performer in track, as he won all-state honors multiple times … High school coach – Thomas Wilcher … Hails from the same high school as current Assistant A.D. & Head Strength Coach, Pat Ivey … Parents – Zachary & Karen Easterly … Was born in Kansas City and lived there until he was eight years old … Hails from an athletic family, as his older brothers Zachary and Julian play football at Wayne State and Indiana State, respectively … Interested in studying broadcast journalism at Mizzou’s renowned School of Journalism … Lists hobbies as making highlight tapes and playing basketball … Chose Mizzou over Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Louisville and Minnesota, among many others.