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irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:08 PM
All-Purpose Back
Coppell High School (Coppell, TX)

Links of Interest:
Rivals Profile (http://rivals.yahoo.com/notredame/football/recruiting/player-Cam-McDaniel-88621)

Height: 5 foot-11
Weight: 192 lbs.
Forty: 4.53 secs.
Bench Max: 215 lbs.
Squat Max:
Shuttle: 3.97 secs.
Vertical: 34 in.
GPA:


Multimedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhiJew5oh9Q

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Cam McDaniel
http://i55.tinypic.com/4kcx3t.jpg

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:09 PM
McDaniel has been reported to be on the verge of getting an ND offer and according to one Rivals recruiting analyst Cam has said he was unoficially offered last week and expects that to become official shortly after he talks to Coach Kelly. The same Rivals guy expects McDaniel to commit to ND shortly after an offer is made.

McDaniel is not rated very highly by the recruiting services but he is putting up very impressive numbers in Texas Class 5A, which is as competitive as any High School class level in the country. Cam has rushed for 1,646 yards and 28 TD's, with an additional 33 catches out of the backfield for 417 yards and 2 TD's. Coppell is still playing in the Class 5A playoffs and just played a game on Saturday in front of a crowd of 10,000+. My local Big Chill HS football team probably hasn't had a crowd of 10,000 combined at home over the last 10 years.

Cam currently holds 11 offers including some recent ones which is unusual for this time of year. The offers are from AFA, Army, Cincy, Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, La. Tech, Minny, Navy, Stanford, and Tulsa.

As you can see he has the complete Commander in Chief offer list. I would offer him and hope he commits just so we don't have to deal with him from 2011-14. He seems to be the type of player that would burn ND big time as a service academy player.

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Cam obviously has some Flying Burritto in him.

Synoptico
11-15-2010, 03:16 PM
McDaniel has been reported to be on the verge of getting an ND offer and according to one Rivals recruiting analyst Cam has said he was unoficially offered last week and expects that to become official shortly after he talks to Coach Kelly. The same Rivals guy expects McDaniel to commit to ND shortly after an offer is made.

McDaniel is not rated very highly by the recruiting services but he is putting up very impressive numbers in Texas Class 5A, which is as competitive as any High School class level in the country. Cam has rushed for 1,646 yards and 28 TD's, with an additional 33 catches out of the backfield for 417 yards and 2 TD's. Coppell is still playing in the Class 5A playoffs and just played a game on Saturday in front of a crowd of 10,000+. My local Big Chill HS football team probably hasn't had a crowd of 10,000 combined at home over the last 10 years.

Cam currently holds 11 offers including some recent ones which is unusual for this time of year. The offers are from AFA, Army, Cincy, Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, La. Tech, Minny, Navy, Stanford, and Tulsa.

As you can see he has the complete Commander in Chief offer list. I would offer him and hope he commits just so we don't have to deal with him from 2011-14. He seems to be the type of player that would burn ND big time as a service academy player.

Very interesting if he is offered. Wonder what that means. Any idea how versatile of an athlete he is? I know you mentioned he has quite a few catches out of the back field, any thought of as a slot or a cb or would this be purely as a Rb?

ryno24
11-15-2010, 03:16 PM
What position would he play at ND we have one to two possible stud runningbacks coming in and two pretty solid wide recievers coming in

lowayne
11-15-2010, 03:17 PM
I can see why BK likes him. He is a very tenacious runner.

How does this play in with our other RB's and such?

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Very interesting if he is offered. Wonder what that means. Any idea how versatile of an athlete he is? I know you mentioned he has quite a few catches out of the back field, any thought of as a slot or a cb or would this be purely as a Rb?

You need to watch his video. My guess is that if Kelly is interested in him it is purely as a situational offensive skills player. From his highlights he looks like he could be used in multiple situations in Kelly's offense. I don't see him as an every down running back especially if he continues to try to use McGuffie leaps at the next level.

Synoptico
11-15-2010, 03:24 PM
You need to watch his video. My guess is that if Kelly is interested in him it is purely as a situational offensive skills player. From his highlights he looks like he could be used in multiple situations in Kelly's offense. I don't see him as an every down running back especially if he continues to try to use McGuffie leaps at the next level.

I did and can really see him as a third down back/motioning out.

It is weird but his video actually reminded me a bit of Toma's out of high school... at least as far as the open field running and punt returns are concerned.

Synoptico
11-15-2010, 03:28 PM
IUB??>??

I thought you were abandoning the three post profile set up?

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 03:35 PM
IUB??>??

I thought you were abandoning the three post profile set up?

Class of '12 only moving forward. Have to keep the '11's consistent or my OCD would keep me up at night. :bigsmile:

theman
11-15-2010, 03:36 PM
He looks a lot like Danny Woodhead from the Patriots.

morrdave9
11-15-2010, 04:10 PM
McDaniel has been reported to be on the verge of getting an ND offer and according to one Rivals recruiting analyst Cam has said he was unoficially offered last week and expects that to become official shortly after he talks to Coach Kelly. The same Rivals guy expects McDaniel to commit to ND shortly after an offer is made.


Little update on this - It was Cam's dad that mentioned something to Rivals.com, only he had said that his son had received an unofficial offer from one of the nation's most prestigious football programs. He never specifically said Notre Dame, but that is what the people at Rivals are assuming.

So this may end up being nothing as it has yet to be confirmed that the school was ND.

Michigan is pretty prestigious...perhaps Dick Rod is looking to bring in the next Flying Burritto :neo:

NDisNCin2010
11-15-2010, 04:39 PM
if his film is vs elite TX competition...then IMO this ones a no brainer...kid is football fast despite the 4.58 listed...he has the moves and instincts you cant teach...i could see him on special teams early and throughout his career and definitely anywhere on offense (RB/XYZ WR etc) as he gets older.

p.s. does this offer mean no huggins/shuler/carlisle?

morrdave9
11-15-2010, 04:41 PM
The thought is he will probably be for the slot position. Shuler has looked doubtful for a while, and not sure what to think with Carlisle. Don't think this would mean anything with Huggins.

NotreDameNate
11-15-2010, 06:04 PM
Is safety out of the question?

NDGirlzRock
11-15-2010, 06:20 PM
Is safety out of the question?

Not if the guys BK has gone after is any indication!!! Fast and Tall seems to be the model!!!

wicket
11-15-2010, 07:32 PM
I hope its not us tbqh, dont like his film at all

FWIRISH
11-15-2010, 09:05 PM
I was sitting near the student section and my son and I were down close to the field when the students rushed it. We stayed to take in the celebration we always enjoy senior night. Anyway I seen several recruits none of who I recognized, but I think one was him, I overheard a student ask him if he was going to commit, and he’s response was “I wish I could, I am ready to right now.” IF that was him, then I would say he is a lock IF he gets an offer.

irishunclebill
11-15-2010, 10:09 PM
I was sitting near the student section and my son and I were down close to the field when the students rushed it. We stayed to take in the celebration we always enjoy senior night. Anyway I seen several recruits none of who I recognized, but I think one was him, I overheard a student ask him if he was going to commit, and he’s response was “I wish I could, I am ready to right now.” IF that was him, then I would say he is a lock IF he gets an offer.

McDaniel had a playoff game in Texas on Saturday.

NDgrandson
11-16-2010, 02:05 AM
He's white?

NDgrandson
11-16-2010, 02:21 AM
I would offer him and hope he commits just so we don't have to deal with him from 2011-14. He seems to be the type of player that would burn ND big time as a service academy player.

I can see that.


Cam obviously has some Flying Burritto in him.

I can see that too.

I like him personally. I like the Irish music in his video too. He could be something good. Crazy legs. He has the fast twitch. Right Rev?

NDGirlzRock
11-16-2010, 03:16 AM
I can see that.



I can see that too.

I like him personally. I like the Irish music in his video too. He could be something good. Crazy legs. He has the fast twitch. Right Rev?

I honestly can see him as a KR specialist, with some spot work as the slot receiver!!!

FWIW the music is from the movie, "The Last Of The Mohicans!!!"

FWIRISH
11-16-2010, 09:15 AM
McDaniel had a playoff game in Texas on Saturday.

Thanks.

It was such a mad house after the game and my 9 year old was wanting to rush the field (I did not let him) but I looked up and there were some recruits coming off the field (only know they were recruits because they had the badges around their neck).

That is when the conversation took place in front of us. Not sure who the kid was but he looked similar to Cam (obviously NOT him). Unfortunately he did not have on a high school letter jacket or anything else to indicate what school he went to.

Synoptico
11-16-2010, 09:22 AM
Thanks.

It was such a mad house after the game and my 9 year old was wanting to rush the field (I did not let him) but I looked up and there were some recruits coming off the field (only know they were recruits because they had the badges around their neck).

That is when the conversation took place in front of us. Not sure who the kid was but he looked similar to Cam (obviously NOT him). Unfortunately he did not have on a high school letter jacket or anything else to indicate what school he went to.

Could have been a 2012 recruit as well, which is why you didn't recognize them... yet ha,.

irishunclebill
11-16-2010, 09:27 AM
Could have been a 2012 recruit as well, which is why you didn't recognize them... yet ha,.

Almost certainly had to be a 2012 kid, unless it was the great white surprise. :bigsmile:

cliff
11-16-2010, 09:42 AM
wow...why does this suprise me that he is White...?! We need DBs NOT SLOT/WR...unless they are recruiting him as a DB....just dont get it.

irishunclebill
11-16-2010, 10:12 AM
wow...why does this suprise me that he is White...?! We need DBs NOT SLOT/WR...unless they are recruiting him as a DB....just dont get it.

It's actually very simple. Kelly's recruiting philosophy is vastly different than Charlie's was. He recruits based on athletic skill, not projected position, because he believes that by doing so he can fill all the slots with the best athletes. Obviously he has been very successful with that approach in the past, but it is stiil a work in progress at ND.

cliff
11-16-2010, 10:23 AM
Thank you IUB....I have a question...do you know if we are recruting this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ745axYogo&feature=related

He seems like a stud...toughts?

irishunclebill
11-16-2010, 10:37 AM
Thank you IUB....I have a question...do you know if we are recruting this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ745axYogo&feature=related

He seems like a stud...toughts?

By all accounts Colt is a top prospect but the Irish have shown no interest in him from the get go. There have been some rumors as to why that is but since they are only rumors it's really not fair to Lyerla to mention them.

We do have a thread for him but it has very little info in it because of the lack of interest on both sides.

http://www.goldhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=18611&highlight=lyerla

wicket
11-16-2010, 10:46 AM
By all accounts Colt is a top prospect but the Irish have shown no interest in him from the get go. There have been some rumors as to why that is but since they are only rumors it's really not fair to Lyerla to mention them.

We do have a thread for him but it has very little info in it because of the lack of interest on both sides.

http://www.goldhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=18611&highlight=lyerla

I think I know what rumors you are talking about :)

IrishCrasher
11-16-2010, 12:02 PM
The only thing missing in this video is bagpipes. It even sounds a litte Irish! He would be a great addition, high star rating or not. He is shown in a spread, has good vision, and cutback skills. He sets up blocks nicely and hits holes quickly. He needs to keep his feet on the ground or join the track team for hurdles, because someone will break him at the next level. But that does show his great balance and agility.

I see more of a Slot Receiver, Return Man, Special Teams, special Occasion RB

Can't go wrong with a class 5A Texas running back whos team is making a run in the playoffs.

future domer
11-16-2010, 08:05 PM
This is to Brian Kelly Sign CAM McDANIEL nobody knows anything about him . He's pure IRISH. Just offer him a scholarship and he's ours

future domer
11-17-2010, 07:38 PM
http:// you tube /cam McDaniel defensive highlights ND is short in the D - backfield . He would make a great safety and RB

ChicagoIrish
11-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Didn't see it mentioned elsewhere, but this kid has been to ND. He participated in a day camp in 2009, as evidenced by this video. Of course this visit obviously happened under the previous coaching regime, so I'm sure he is getting familiar with the current staff.

The more video I see of this kid and the more I read about his performance in a tough, tough division, the more I love this offer. Hope we get him.

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HillbillyIrish
11-18-2010, 12:25 PM
Has he recieved an actionable offer or is it verbal, conditional, etc. The film looks great. There is film of him at the Texas camp on UTube if anyone is interested. sorry Do'nt have the link.

irishunclebill
11-18-2010, 12:39 PM
Has he recieved an actionable offer or is it verbal, conditional, etc. The film looks great. There is film of him at the Texas camp on UTube if anyone is interested. sorry Do'nt have the link.

As of this morning Cam does not have a ND offer of any kind. The word "unofficial offer" was used by a recruiting guy at one point in time, which is an even more nebulous term than a verbal offer. According to quite a few people involved with Cam, an actionable ND offer to him could be followed relatively quickly by a verbal commit.

mcbri014
11-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Man...he would do really well playing the slot. He broke that dude's ankles at 2:06!

NDgrandson
11-18-2010, 02:58 PM
As of this morning Cam does not have a ND offer of any kind. The word "unofficial offer" was used by a recruiting guy at one point in time, which is an even more nebulous term than a verbal offer. According to quite a few people involved with Cam, an actionable ND offer to him could be followed relatively quickly by a verbal commit.

I can see why it is called an unofficial offer. Before we hear it is an official offer, we'll hear McDaniel is IRISH! BK and staff may be telling him, "Assuming we have a spot for you, you will be offered and part of the team."

Just my speculation. Hopefully both sides are happy with the situation and it works out.

NDgrandson
11-18-2010, 03:02 PM
Didn't see it mentioned elsewhere, but this kid has been to ND. He participated in a day camp in 2009, as evidenced by this video. Of course this visit obviously happened under the previous coaching regime, so I'm sure he is getting familiar with the current staff.

The more video I see of this kid and the more I read about his performance in a tough, tough division, the more I love this offer. Hope we get him.

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Good find. Thanks.

NDGirlzRock
11-18-2010, 03:04 PM
That kid has more than 4.54 speed too!!! That tape from camp was very good looking if you ask me!!! There is no way a LB could cover him out of the backfield!!! I'm all for him getting that offer!!! Plus Justice and Huggins!!! Holy smokes, no let down there in talent either!!!

future domer
11-20-2010, 10:21 AM
Still no offer on this boy yet.I mean he's got speed, running power, he can jump, and he plays defense really well. He will help at the safety postion.He will also help next year when Armando Allen is gone.Just offer him

wicket
11-20-2010, 10:53 AM
Still no offer on this boy yet.I mean he's got speed, running power, he can jump, and he plays defense really well. He will help at the safety postion.He will also help next year when Armando Allen is gone.Just offer him

Disagree with pretty much all of this, the kid does not play tough at all and only projects at the slot position imho. Would be kinda bummed if he was offered as slot guys are a dime a dozen.

NDisNCin2010
11-20-2010, 10:58 AM
Disagree with pretty much all of this, the kid does not play tough at all and only projects at the slot position imho. Would be kinda bummed if he was offered as slot guys are a dime a dozen.

LOL disagree with you wicket...i love kids like this...if they do pan out they are a nightmare to defend against...give teams all sorts of fits...these are the types of kids that are "all in football players", completely dedicated and absorb caoching like sponges that also can wear off on the 5 stars who slack off a bit. would love to have a kick ass TX player who wants to come to ND...whens last time that has happened anyway?

STLDomer1868
11-20-2010, 11:00 AM
LOL disagree with you wicket...i love kids like this...if they do pan out they are a nightmare to defend against...give teams all sorts of fits...these are the types of kids that are "all in football players", completely dedicated and absorb caoching like sponges that also can wear off on the 5 stars who slack off a bit. would love to have a kick ass TX player who wants to come to ND...whens last time that has happened anyway?

Nick Tausch!?!?!?!

NDisNCin2010
11-20-2010, 11:01 AM
Nick Tausch!?!?!?!

ugh well you got me there:bigsmile:


damn facts always getting in the way of my arguments...

wicket
11-20-2010, 11:20 AM
LOL disagree with you wicket...i love kids like this...if they do pan out they are a nightmare to defend against...give teams all sorts of fits...these are the types of kids that are "all in football players", completely dedicated and absorb caoching like sponges that also can wear off on the 5 stars who slack off a bit. would love to have a kick ass TX player who wants to come to ND...whens last time that has happened anyway?

I just hate slot-only guys as offers. You can always transition a guy like riddick (or hayes when you look at the next class) to the slot when you look at it when they are on campus. Even when I dont look at the merits of mcdaniels as a player (which are also to limited for my liking to warrant an offer) I just dont like getting guys who can pretty much only play the slot as so many guys can be fitted in there.

On top of that he looks every part of a 4.6+ guy to me who doesnt play tough and just looks to outmove his opponent, which very few guys can do in college. With regards to absorbing coaching I see very little signs in his film of the guy being a sponge for coaching, he just goes for the spectacular move all the time which bums me out.

You are free to disagree with me but I think it would be a bad offer and Id much rather grab another good runningback and kick the 'loser' of the rb battle with hayes to that slot position or one of the shorter receivers.

Irishlaw
11-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Agree with wicket, no offer should go out til we know more about what's happening with some of our targets

irishunclebill
11-20-2010, 12:40 PM
Agree with wicket, no offer should go out til we know more about what's happening with some of our targets

Well actually you don't agree with wicket then who would like to see McDaniel not offered at all, apparently under any circumstance. What you are saying seems to be what is actually happening, otherwise McDaniel would have been offered this week. It sounds like the whole "unofficial offer" story was overblown by either the Texas recruiting guy or the family.

Irishlaw
11-20-2010, 12:44 PM
IUB, right as usual

wicket
11-20-2010, 12:50 PM
Well actually you don't agree with wicket then who would like to see McDaniel not offered at all, apparently under any circumstance. What you are saying seems to be what is actually happening, otherwise McDaniel would have been offered this week. It sounds like the whole "unofficial offer" story was overblown by either the Texas recruiting guy or the family.

Id be okay with him being offered if this was a bad recruiting year for us but if we can get a decent sized class like we are getting I dont want him offered. However that is mainly due to the fact that

1 I dont like offers to slot guys who cant play other positions
2 Im not nearly as high on Cam as most guys seem to be

irishunclebill
11-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Id be okay with him being offered if this was a bad recruiting year for us but if we can get a decent sized class like we are getting I dont want him offered. However that is mainly due to the fact that

1 I dont like offers to slot guys who cant play other positions
2 Im not nearly as high on Cam as most guys seem to be

Come on Wicket. Don't go all wishy washy on me. Stick to your :guns:.


You are free to disagree with me but I think it would be a bad offer.

This is what you just said 4 posts ago, which is a lot different than Id be okay with him being offered if this was a bad recruiting year for us. Your opinion is highly valued around here so there is no need to dilute it all. I just think that you are not taking into account the strength of the opposition that McDaniel faces every week in your critique of him.

In any case unless something changes shortly it looks as if ND is going to wait on Carlisle and possibly even Savon to decide before considering offering McDaniel and if that is what happens it will probably be too late for ND to get him.

wicket
11-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Come on Wicket. Don't go all wishy washy on me. Stick to your :guns:.



This is what you just said 4 posts ago, which is a lot different than Id be okay with him being offered if this was a bad recruiting year for us. Your opinion is highly valued around here so there is no need to dilute it all. I just think that you are not taking into account the strength of the opposition that McDaniel faces every week in your critique of him.

In any case unless something changes shortly it looks as if ND is going to wait on Carlisle and possibly even Savon to decide before considering offering McDaniel and if that is what happens it will probably be too late for ND to get him.

appreciate it but It would be a bad offer because its a good recruiting year.

If it were a bad year it wouldnt be a bad offer

but it is a good year so it would be a bad offer imho.

You see, im sticking to my guns, im just expanding the reasoning

irishunclebill
11-20-2010, 01:09 PM
appreciate it but It would be a bad offer because its a good recruiting year.

If it were a bad year it wouldnt be a bad offer

but it is a good year so it would be a bad offer imho.

You see, im sticking to my guns, im just expanding the reasoning

and you say English is your second language. :bigsmile:

wicket
11-20-2010, 01:16 PM
and you say English is your second language. :bigsmile:



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:3QmJE-91CZ2z8M:http://www.westhamforum.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smiley_blush.gif&t=1

NDisNCin2010
11-20-2010, 02:25 PM
we are going to have plenty of spots if we want him.
i dont think his offer excludes or precludes what happens to anyone else.
just my take

GO IRISH!

marv81s
11-21-2010, 11:10 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3659108345_9169ca7fc8.jpg

Dayton_Domer
11-23-2010, 09:02 AM
Now that Hayes is gone...offer this guy NOW!!!

Take his commitment and restore the positive recruiting news...got to rebuild the momentum.

just my 2 cents

IrishCrasher
11-23-2010, 09:43 AM
Nick Tausch!?!?!?!

I understand the premise, but when did kickers become players too? :rofl: Ill take a three star or lower playing 5A Texas football, winning and putting up strong stats over a 4* from Michigan who decommits and verbals to Michigan for something like Coaching stability.

is Cam's team still in the playoffs? Does anyone have any current info on his team?

DublinIrish
11-23-2010, 10:19 AM
I understand the premise, but when did kickers become players too? :rofl: Ill take a three star or lower playing 5A Texas football, winning and putting up strong stats over a 4* from Michigan who decommits and verbals to Michigan for something like Coaching stability.

is Cam's team still in the playoffs? Does anyone have any current info on his team?

i would agree if mcdaniel can come in and give a Bennett Jackson or Austin Collinsworth type effort id be very happy. As nice as this class is we're still waiting for the under the radar types to be signed late in the day ala Schwenke, Spond and Collinsworth last year.

irishunclebill
11-23-2010, 10:45 AM
I understand the premise, but when did kickers become players too? :rofl: Ill take a three star or lower playing 5A Texas football, winning and putting up strong stats over a 4* from Michigan who decommits and verbals to Michigan for something like Coaching stability.

is Cam's team still in the playoffs? Does anyone have any current info on his team?

They are. They play Midland in their regional final this Saturday. If they win they would still have to win 3 more games to be state champions as Texas 5A has a 6 game playoff format. The state championship game is not until 12/18.

IrishCrasher
11-23-2010, 02:48 PM
Thanks IUB! So here is Cam the Starting RB with excellent stats and strong building block measurables that has taken his team half way into the Texas playoff system. So how does Texas 5A football equate to say Michigan? New Jersey? Maybe if Cam were attending Grand Blanc High School he would be the starting RB and a 4*? Obviously the staff doesn't have him higher than who is on the master list right now. But I do hope it pans out for Cam.

irishunclebill
11-23-2010, 04:07 PM
Thanks IUB! So here is Cam the Starting RB with excellent stats and strong building block measurables that has taken his team half way into the Texas playoff system. So how does Texas 5A football equate to say Michigan? New Jersey? Maybe if Cam were attending Grand Blanc High School he would be the starting RB and a 4*? Obviously the staff doesn't have him higher than who is on the master list right now. But I do hope it pans out for Cam.

No comparison, especially in the case of Michigan football. Texas 5A is as good as it gets week in and week out and MaxPreps lists Cam's HS as the #9 program in the nation this year. NJ has some good programs, Don Bosco is #2 nationally right now, but overall Texas is far superior with 3 schools in the Top 25 from Texas 5A, all of whom are still alive for the 5A championship.

irishunclebill
11-23-2010, 04:15 PM
I missed one. There are actually 4 Texas 5A schools in the MaxPreps Top 25 and all are still in the 5A playoffs. If Coppell gets past Midland this week they could conceivably play all three of the other Top 25 teams on their way to the state championship.

IrishFan123
11-28-2010, 07:09 PM
BK and Kerry Cooks to visit him this week...you wonder if they will have an offer in hand...

IrishCrasher
11-28-2010, 08:33 PM
No comparison, especially in the case of Michigan football. Texas 5A is as good as it gets week in and week out and MaxPreps lists Cam's HS as the #9 program in the nation this year. NJ has some good programs, Don Bosco is #2 nationally right now, but overall Texas is far superior with 3 schools in the Top 25 from Texas 5A, all of whom are still alive for the 5A championship.

You had me at No Comparison. I am extremely comfortable with an offer here.

irishunclebill
11-29-2010, 12:36 AM
BK and Kerry Cooks to visit him this week...you wonder if they will have an offer in hand...

Supposedly tomorrow.

BTW, Coppell crushed Midland on Saturday 49-7. MaxPreps has moved them up to #3 in the country, and now #1 in Texas. Next up is Trinity (Euless) who is national #8 on the MaxPreps board but #1 on a few other boards.

irishunclebill
11-29-2010, 12:26 PM
According to Rivals Cam was offered by ND this morning and committed on the spot.

irishunclebill
11-29-2010, 12:30 PM
This has been confirmed now. Welcome to the Irish, Cam. :goirish::cheer::hcti::wearend:

NDisNCin2010
11-29-2010, 12:30 PM
wow
thats great...love kids like this...pleasant surprises and based on his tape and competition we should be psyched he is irish

Welcome to the ND Family Cam McDaniel!

IrishinTN
11-29-2010, 12:33 PM
Awesome news! Congrats and welcome, Cam!

wicket
11-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Congrats on Cam with the best decisino of his life

DublinIrish
11-29-2010, 12:34 PM
welcome Cam!

cliff
11-29-2010, 12:35 PM
Dancing at work.....great news....welcome aboard Cam!

morrdave9
11-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Welcome to the ND family Cam.

Supposedly his teammate Bennett Okotcha, a CB, was offered as well. He is currently a Wisconsin commit. Doesnt have too many high profile offers (Wisky, Baylor, Minnesota, Wake) but looks like a physical corner that the staff is looking for. No idea of the interest, but a commit would allow Farley and Hardy to play safety with Jalen Brown and Josh Atkinson giving us 3 CBs.

daytonirish
11-29-2010, 12:38 PM
Welcome to the Irish family.

Purebred Irishman
11-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Really good news with this commitment. Welcome to ND Cam :partyon:

domehead1
11-29-2010, 12:43 PM
Hell yeah!!

Synoptico
11-29-2010, 12:45 PM
Welcome Welcome

NDGirlzRock
11-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Sweet deal!!! Welcome I love stories like this!!!

Dayton_Domer
11-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Sweetness!!!

IrishCrasher
11-29-2010, 01:02 PM
Obviously I am very happy here, I have been on Cam band wagon for awhile now. Welcome Cam, Love Texas kids at ND. Great news!!!

mlcspinner
11-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Great News !! Love to get Texas kids

FONZIE993
11-29-2010, 01:22 PM
I'm just happy to get off the Decommit train, that was getting depressing.

It seems like McDaniel is a RKG, so i'm happy with the move.

Did we offer him as a RB?

NDGirlzRock
11-29-2010, 01:22 PM
This kid is crazy good!!! He has some stellar moves! And he is way faster than his 40 times that are listed!!! I say day one he does punt returns and maybe kick returns!!! I would like to see him keep his feet on the ground and instead of leaping over people utilize that awesome spin move that he has!!! I don't think that he is as fast as Wes Welker, but he sure does have the moves!!!

lowayne
11-29-2010, 01:34 PM
Kind of reminds me of Toma from the RB position. I keep reading he has insane shuttle times.

irishunclebill
11-29-2010, 02:53 PM
I'm just happy to get off the Decommit train, that was getting depressing.

It seems like McDaniel is a RKG, so i'm happy with the move.

Did we offer him as a RB?

Slot WR.

pegorms7
11-29-2010, 03:00 PM
Exciting News, always happy to have a new recruit aboard.

NDisNCin2010
11-29-2010, 03:20 PM
Slot WR.

takes the spot hayes was gonna end up in...either at ND or scUM.

untitledproject
11-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Recruiting real slot men is extremely important to this offense. Riddick can become a monster but his true position is RB.

NDisNCin2010
11-29-2010, 04:03 PM
Recruiting real slot men is extremely important to this offense. Riddick can become a monster but his true position is RB.

maybe this is the plan all along...read: get more slot guys this cycle (cam, carlisle etc) and move theo back to rb...i'm probably wrong...but after hughes and armondo are gone we have wood, jonas, roberson and_______? who else?

ya need 5 (prefer 6) true RB's

and no hayes, possibly/probabaly no huggins this cycle...


we need a running back (and qb) for this offense in this cycle

wicket
11-29-2010, 04:08 PM
Slot WR.

apparently not anymore

ryno24
11-29-2010, 04:47 PM
He is going to be like a percy Harvin he is talented going to be a hard and fast player... Theo is staying at Wide Reciever for Sure he is not moving back... I think we are going to get a runningback in this class

ALLND62
11-29-2010, 04:58 PM
Welcome aboard Cam and Go Irish.

irishunclebill
11-29-2010, 07:18 PM
apparently not anymore

Yea I saw that. The Rivals story on his verbal says that ND recruited him as a Slot WR, but two other sources went out of their way to say Kelly told Cam he will be given a legitimate shot as a RB. It doesn't mean much either way because Kelly is going to place everyone where he thinks they fit best regardless of what position they were recruited for. Hey if the Flying Burritto could start at scUM as a RB I don't see why this kid could not do the same at ND. Best guess though is that he still ends up in the slot especially if Huggins picks ND.

NDisNCin2010
11-29-2010, 08:38 PM
get them here and let kelly sort em out

NotreDameNate
11-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Hey IUB, I just read your sig... I had never heard that from DJ. Kind of cool.

"I'm going to reach my potential. My only regret is I didn't stay at Notre Dame. If I had stayed and played multiple positions like I went on to do, I'd be playing on Sundays right now. But that's OK, I'm going to get there one day.''- Demetrious Jones

JMR8
11-30-2010, 12:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Fn7_NKrOw

Here is one of his senior season highlights. His top end speed looks better and there is a clip about 4 minutes in or so where he absolutley just plows over a LB or a S. At 7:23 he eludes 3 would be tacklers at the LOS and drags the 4th about 2 yards afterwards. He never stops moving his feet as well. He competes against the best of the best in Texas 5A. Love watching his tapes!!

I really think he deserves a shot at RB and we keep pusring Carlisle as well. Get them on the team and have them battle it out and keep one at RB and one a the slot WR.

SouthernIrish
11-30-2010, 08:13 AM
Ah, not to be tooo critical but I could run through those holes. JC! In almost every case the entire D-line moves back 5 yards and absolutely never pushes any O-lineman backward. sometimes he bounces it outside but he isn't going to pull that at the next level. it doesn't seem like he was playing the best competition. i hope he is as good as everyone thinks he is.

irishunclebill
11-30-2010, 09:47 AM
Ah, not to be tooo critical but I could run through those holes. JC! In almost every case the entire D-line moves back 5 yards and absolutely never pushes any O-lineman backward. sometimes he bounces it outside but he isn't going to pull that at the next level. it doesn't seem like he was playing the best competition. i hope he is as good as everyone thinks he is.

Obviously you missed or just chose to ignore the discussions about the fact that Cam plays in Texas 5A which has arguably the toughest competition in the country with 4 Top 25 nationally ranked programs.

DublinIrish
11-30-2010, 10:33 AM
the article on ISD about him is pretty amazing. kelly told him he was gonna be a running back. Check it out

RocketmanIrish
11-30-2010, 10:34 AM
Great vision, good moves, quickness is ok, speed a little concern. Coaching seem confident to know what they want an how to use him. Every pledge is a reason to be happy.

ChicagoIrish
11-30-2010, 10:56 AM
I have absolutely no problem with this kid getting a shot at RB. I know there was some talk of he-who-shall-not-be-named (Hayes) in the slot, but most accepted him as a RB. This kid is bigger than Hayes and shows great field vision. I think if we had a Huggins in the class, he'd have to be the first option in the class at RB, ahead of Cam, but if we don't get Huggins, I see no reason why Cam can't be a RB in a spread offense.

irishunclebill
11-30-2010, 11:09 AM
the article on ISD about him is pretty amazing. kelly told him he was gonna be a running back. Check it out

http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/football/3811-welcome-to-the-family


Welcome To The Family
Written by Brian Town Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:09

After the loss of Justice Hayes to Michigan, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his staff didn't waste their time finding another running back that was an RKG. They traveled to Texas and found just the guy they wanted playing for Coppell High School.

Coppell head coach Joe McBride pull Cam McDaniel and Bennett Okotcha out of class on Monday to meet with Kelly and assistant coach Kerry Cooks at school on Monday. McDaniel, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back, decided to commit to the Irish shortly afterward.

“We both walked into the office and Coach Kelly was there all decked out in his suit, along with Coach Cooks,” McDaniel said. “They greeted us very warmly with a lot of enthusiasm. He looked at Bennett first and said, ‘We love your versatility on defense and we think you are a tremendous player. You’re one of the top corners in the nation, we get real excited when we watch your film.’

“And then he looked at me and said after he saw my film that he felt like I was the guy for his scheme. He said the way that I play is the kind of back he was looking for. He was excited and he told me, ‘I want you to come here and play running back at the University of Notre Dame.’ He said, ‘I think you can catch the ball out of the backfield, you could line up out at the slot from the backfield, but your a running back.’

“When he said that to me, that was everything I had been looking for a coach to say. His enthusiasm and everything he kind of said along with it. How he emphasized how he was looking for high character kids, leaders and how he wants to rebuild the legacy at Notre Dame. That's what I'm all about.”

Though the offer he had been waiting for was now in his grasp, McDaniel didn't commit right away.

“When we went out of the office (Kelly) said, ‘We want you to focus on Euless Trinity right now and we'll get a chance to talk to you later on,’” the Coppell star explained. “So my dad came because the head coach called him, and he had a chance to talk to Coach Kelly for awhile. I was walking back to the school talking to Bennett and I said, ‘I think I really want to commit now. I really don't see myself anywhere else. I think this is the school I want to be at.’ Just from hearing Coach Kelly talk for just that brief moment, I just felt something in my spirit telling me, ‘This is a door that I've opened for you.’

“I've been praying for God to open every door that needs to be open and close every door that needs to be closed. Doors have been closing like crazy, and sometimes it's really difficult to stay patient when opportunities are slipping away from you. A lot of people thought I was crazy for not committing early on, but I had full confidence that God was going to pull something through and He did just like He always does. He has always been a provider for me and my family and it's just amazing how this all worked out.

“I went and talked to my dad after he got done talking to Coach Kelly and said, ‘Dad this is the school. This is what I've been looking for. This is the door the Holy Spirit has opened up for me.’ He said, ‘I totally agree. I felt it too.’ I went in there and I committed."

After committing and talking to Coach Kelly again, McDaniel has all the ammunition he needs to get through the rest of his senior year and his future at Notre Dame.

“We can look forward to rebuilding that legacy that Coach is talking about,” claimed the running back. “Obviously he's got Notre Dame started out on the right foot right now. We can see as Notre Dame fans that they have been tearing it up these last few weeks. He's been implementing his scheme and he's got the plan necessary to be a championship team. He's a championship coach, he's a winner and you can just see excellence all over him. It radiates off of him. That's the first thing I noticed when I walked in the room. He's decked out in a sharp suit and he's all about excellence you can tell that immediately.

“I look forward to being a part of a program that is excellent. He told me he wanted people who where going to be excellent and were going to help lead people along with that vision. That's what I'm looking forward to doing at Notre Dame. Just advertising that vision that Coach Kelly has with our teammates and being a leader with this program. I want to be a impact player on the field, I want to be a leader in the program that can make a difference. I want to help this team get to where the Irish, Irish fans, the school and the players want it to be. That is a national championship and I'm really excited.”

That excitement has also put McDaniel's confidence at an all-time high and he plans to bring that attitude to South Bend.

“I'm a winner and I want to win,” he said. “I see Coach Kelly as a winner by the way that he talks and the way he presented himself with full confidence. Just 100 percent belief that he was going to be a national championship contender. He wanted me to be a part of it and I was right on board. When he said those things and how he wanted me to be an impact on the team I was so excited.

“I have that pioneering spirit about going out and creating a legacy,” McDaniel continued. “We all inspire to be great and that's something my dad implemented in me since I was a kid. I have been totally blessed to be around the people I've been around. I told my little brother today, ‘It's so surreal to be in the moment. To talk about it your whole life, to speak it and proclaim that one day I'm going to be a Division 1 football player and I'm going to do this. I'm going to be a impact player.’”

Coach Kelly wasn't the only one who was excited about the running backs decision to play for the Irish. There was a current Notre Dame commit that contacted him as soon as possible.

“I know Jalen Brown is right up the street from me,” said McDaniel. “He's already texting me asking what our summer workout plan is because we are going to be working out together and the next four years.”

The Irish faithful from around the nation have also reached out to him.

“I'm seeing all the support already,” claimed the Coppell standout. “I've got a hundred messages on Facebook from guys that are just Irish alumni and Irish fans kind of embracing me and welcoming me to the family. I got to thank everyone of those guys and there is no way I can answer all those messages and the requests I've got today. All the phone calls and text messages my phone has been blowing up all day. I had to turn it off during a meeting because it kept buzzing all the time and my pocket wouldn't stand still.”

McDaniel’s mother was also after his big decision and let him know just where she stood on the issue this afternoon.

“I came home and she had already bought me a Notre Dame sweatshirt, a Notre Dame hat, a ‘Play Like a Champion Today’ pennant that I had signed by Tim Brown and a cookie cake that said ‘Congratulations Cam, Play Like a Champion’ and it had ‘ND’ on it,” he said. “That's what I came home to, a warm hug, a lot of kisses from my mom and my little brother already had his Notre Dame jersey on.”

As this evening comes to a close on this young man and one of the most important decisions of his life, he is just starting to absorb exactly what has happened.

“Notre Dame sounds really good to me right now. I'm absolutely humbled to be in this position and to have this type of opportunity. It's second to none. I couldn't help but think of all the kids in the nation right now who would give anything to be in this position that I am in right now. It's an absolutely humbling experience. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am, how thankful I am and how good God's been. We have to give him 100 percent glory for everything that’s happened and the way that this whole thing worked out. The timing is just unreal, it's just totally a God thing. I've got to give my Lord and Savior all the glory for all the things that have happened and how everything has played out. I'm just really excited right now.

“It's pretty crazy how everything happens so fast and is just absolutely beyond exciting. I can't even explain to you.”

Welcome to the family, Cam.

One aspect that is being overlooked here is that Kelly, who had other options, thought enough of McDaniel to personally make the trip to offer him the schollie. I don't know how good of a player Cam will be at Notre Dame but I do know one thing absolutely for sure. I am extremely happy that from 2011-2014 that when we see him on the sidelines he will be wearing an ND uniform and not a Stanford or Navy one.

IrishinTN
11-30-2010, 11:32 AM
[QUOTE=irishunclebill;254226
I don't know how good of a player Cam will be at Notre Dame but I do know one thing absolutely for sure. I am extremely happy that from 2011-2014 that when we see him on the sidelines he will be wearing an ND uniform and not a Stanford or Navy one.[/QUOTE]

Good point. I think this kid will make a big splash at ND. He sounds like a great kid from a great family. No primadonna here. Other recruits should take a lesson from kids like this.

DublinIrish
11-30-2010, 11:56 AM
if he has a rookie year like Collinsworth id be happy

aubeirish
11-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Hey guys. Go vote for him as the player of the year in North Texas.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/category/the-landry-award/

Purebred Irishman
11-30-2010, 12:55 PM
That's a really good article from ISD about Cam. He certainly seems to have a great attitude and I'm kust happy he is going to be at ND

NDgrandson
11-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Geez. I just read the article. Am I the only one that got caught up in the emotion of what he and his famly are going through. That was so great to read. He will have lots of fans pulling for him. Expect his faith to be a big part of who he is, what he does and what he says (a la Tim Tebow).

NDgrandson
11-30-2010, 01:38 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs051.snc3/13862_1281961415996_1438913288_805004_2388908_n.jp g
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs071.snc3/13862_1281961255992_1438913288_805002_7666800_n.jp g
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1135.snc4/149759_1534504366167_1341548176_31363477_7649752_n .jpg
The other player is Bennett (mentioned in the article).

DublinIrish
11-30-2010, 01:48 PM
funny thing on his fb page he writes "Just commited to ND!" and he got like about 50 congrats messages but then one guy writes "why the hell would you commit to North Dakota???" :D

ALLND62
11-30-2010, 03:24 PM
Geez. I just read the article. Am I the only one that got caught up in the emotion of what he and his famly are going through. That was so great to read. He will have lots of fans pulling for him. Expect his faith to be a big part of who he is, what he does and what he says (a la Tim Tebow).

To be honest when I read the part about his mother it brought tears to my eyes.

ryno24
11-30-2010, 03:24 PM
I am a huge fan of this kid he is everything I ever wanted to be living my dream and probably half the people on this boards the kid is a class act... I love how his faith is so important to him.. he is a hard worker and I will definitely be cheering for him for at least the next four year plus i see his teamate switching to ND just a gut feeling it seems like they are pretty close

ALLND62
11-30-2010, 03:26 PM
ryno I hope you are right about his teamate.

Domer Dog
11-30-2010, 07:59 PM
I am a huge fan of this kid he is everything I ever wanted to be living my dream and probably half the people on this boards the kid is a class act... I love how his faith is so important to him.. he is a hard worker and I will definitely be cheering for him for at least the next four year plus i see his teamate switching to ND just a gut feeling it seems like they are pretty close

I read that article and really got jacked up. It was emotional and you could feel the excitement right through the article. I am very happy for this kid and think he will be a very good player/leader/student/representative for the school. Clearly the RKG.

NDisNCin2010
11-30-2010, 08:14 PM
i was waiting for the last paragraph of the article to say "...and despite all this I am still going to take all my visists just to make sure of the choice i made." LOL (insert sarcasm icon here)

KamaraPolice
11-30-2010, 08:31 PM
i was waiting for the last paragraph of the article to say "...and despite all this I am still going to take all my visists just to make sure of the choice i made." LOL (insert sarcasm icon here)

hahaha right.

irishunclebill
12-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Coppell up early 10-0 over Trinity. Cam returned the opening kick-off 45 yards and scored the game's only TD thus far.

irishunclebill
12-03-2010, 09:13 PM
Another FG for Coppell, now 13-0 with 1:42 left in the 1st Qtr.

irishunclebill
12-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Old fashioned Texas shoot-out now. Coppell 30, Trinity 21 at the half.

IrishCrasher
12-03-2010, 10:27 PM
Nice where you gettiung all this IUB? Is this on TV?

irishunclebill
12-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Nice where you gettiung all this IUB? Is this on TV?

ESPN is live chatting it. Trinity just scored. Now Coppell 30, Trinity 28. 8:23 left in the 3rd Qtr.

Here is the link to the chat:

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/high-school/post/_/id/3678/live-chat-hs-football-regional-finals

IrishCanuck
12-03-2010, 10:46 PM
I googled texas high school football television and the top link will provide a radio broadcast.

Here is the link

http://www.txprepsfootball.com/broadcastlinks.htm

IrishCanuck
12-03-2010, 11:02 PM
Touchdown Coppell

The score is now 37-28

IrishCrasher
12-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Sweet Thanks!

IrishCrasher
12-03-2010, 11:42 PM
WOW What an ending Trinity wins! 41-40 TD in last play from 2 with 3 secs

Domer Dog
12-03-2010, 11:43 PM
Unbelievable loss for Coppell. 3rd and goal from the 2 for Trinity with 3 seconds left and they score to win 41-40.

IrishCrasher
12-03-2010, 11:48 PM
Jeff Andrews: Best high school game I've ever seen.
ESPN Live chat

Would love to know Cam's Stats.

Thats why I liked Cam, he is playing football at such a high level competitively in Texas, he is perfect for ND. I hope he pans out at RB for us. To bad his team didn't win this game, but hey he can come be apart of ND's rise to a National Championship.

Thanks for the Link IUB, followed the last drive of the game and it was worth it.

rontdtarchala
12-04-2010, 04:08 AM
I apologize for putting this here but I've kinda been out of it for a few days... espn u said we've lost 4 verbs who were they and what was their reason for backing out...

wernd50
12-04-2010, 08:04 AM
I apologize for putting this here but I've kinda been out of it for a few days... espn u said we've lost 4 verbs who were they and what was their reason for backing out...

Burton-His brother goes to Flordia
Prestwood-Does not want to be so far away from home
Lynch-?
Hayes-?

wicket
12-04-2010, 08:11 AM
Burton-His brother goes to Flordia
Prestwood-Does not want to be so far away from home
Lynch-Does not want to go away from florida
Hayes-He cited a ton of different reason, all of them pretty much reeked of BS

fixed it for ya

IrishFan123
12-07-2010, 08:50 PM
Coppell RB and Notre Dame commit earns nomination for "Heisman" of Texas HS football.

SouthernIrish
12-07-2010, 10:13 PM
I also couldn't find his rushing stats. Anyone find them ? Thx.

IrishinTN
12-07-2010, 10:48 PM
1906 yards rushing, 32 touchdowns. In the championship game (included in season numbers) he was 14 rushes for 47 yatfs and one td, 2 rec for 17 yds.

IrishFan123
01-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Official Visit will be the 21st with Okotcha.

irishunclebill
01-08-2011, 01:10 AM
Official Visit will be the 21st with Okotcha.

Banquet Time.

Revolver
01-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Senior film. This makes me feel much better if we miss on Huggins.

He reminds me of former Uconn and current Colt running back Donald Brown.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2eA1SXKGGE

domehead1
01-24-2011, 10:23 PM
I have high hopes for this kid.

irishdan123084
01-24-2011, 11:13 PM
wood.

Domer Dog
01-24-2011, 11:31 PM
I like this kid. Doesn't look like he has great speed, but he is quick with his cuts, elusive, has great balance and is tough to bring down. He just looks like a tough kid. I like kids that the academies offer, they always have that never say die, give 150% attitude.

JMR8
01-25-2011, 12:16 AM
i dont know why people knock his speed so much. he's not a blazer, but the kid is still fast, and super quick.

NDgrandson
01-25-2011, 01:30 AM
Senior film. This makes me feel much better if we miss on Huggins.

He reminds me of former Uconn and current Colt running back Donald Brown.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2eA1SXKGGE

I love his highlights. I am so glad we got him and there is no player I will root for more than Cam.

lowayne
01-25-2011, 01:46 AM
My eye is pretty untrained but I think like this.

So Cam doesn't seem to have a 5th gear... but he is just geared lower. He cycles through the 1-3 gears quickly and has enough torque to pull a payload sometimes. Here is what I like about him, he is able to get another 5-10 yards out of plays that looked to be over on a regular basis. Isn't that just as valuable as launching a 70 yard TD run once every 5 games? eh?

wicket
01-25-2011, 02:34 AM
My eye is pretty untrained but I think like this.

So Cam doesn't seem to have a 5th gear... but he is just geared lower. He cycles through the 1-3 gears quickly and has enough torque to pull a payload sometimes. Here is what I like about him, he is able to get another 5-10 yards out of plays that looked to be over on a regular basis. Isn't that just as valuable as launching a 70 yard TD run once every 5 games? eh?

Your read about mctebow (check youtube for interviews with this kid to see why he earned this nick) is very much line with what i in his junior film, very good cuts, very advanced like all high division texas kids, but substandard speed and bulk.

HankInVA
01-25-2011, 08:30 AM
I love the fact that he is so slusive in the open field, isn't afraid to put his head down and fight for extra yardage and hits the hole hard. Forget his 40 speed. He is at full tilt by the time he hits the hole. Quick out of the gates. BK will make excellent use of him.

ab2cmiller
01-25-2011, 08:40 AM
It's actually very simple. Kelly's recruiting philosophy is vastly different than Charlie's was. He recruits based on athletic skill, not projected position, because he believes that by doing so he can fill all the slots with the best athletes. Obviously he has been very successful with that approach in the past, but it is stiil a work in progress at ND.

When I was watching his film I could see similarities between Remound Wright. Both make nice cuts but it seems as both lack that top gear. As a running back I like the way Wright is built, but looking back through the comments, I found this gem from IUB which pretty much nailed it.

I like Wright a little bit more as a running back, but he can only play that position given his size. I think Cam provides a lot of flexibility as a running back, slot receiver, maybe even a safety if Kelly felt it was best.

BDirish4ever
01-25-2011, 06:48 PM
I like Wright a little bit more as a running back, but he can only play that position given his size. I think Cam provides a lot of flexibility as a running back, slot receiver, maybe even a safety if Kelly felt it was best.

I see him as a slot. You take an undersized quick back and get him the ball beyond the line of scrimmage and watch him create... Riddick's successor maybe? After seeing him in his highlight films, He would be very difficult to bring down in space.

DublinIrish
02-02-2011, 08:58 AM
[Comment From Guest Guest : ]
who does Cam McDaniel remind you of?

Tim Hinton:
We certainly hope he turns into a Danny Woodhead type player. He seems to display those kind of skills.

Im ok with this! :)

IrishCrasher
02-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Congrats Cam welcome to the ND Family!

IrishFan123
02-13-2011, 10:14 PM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/notre-dame-football-recruiting/4161-mcdaniel-wins-prestigious-award


McDaniel Wins Prestigious Award

Cam McDaniel waited patiently throughout his senior year while other running backs, with comparable numbers, racked up the offers.

Even though he wondered what God had planned for him, he watched while other schools seemed to ignore him, but he never once complained.

With his future hanging in the balance he trusted that there was a divine plan for him, and then on November 29, 2010, he stepped into his coach's office and received an offer to play football at Notre Dame. McDaniel accepted pretty much on the spot and thought the rest was history.


What he didn't realize was the Lord was just getting started.

Last night, at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, McDaniel was named Ford Motor Company's "Built Ford Tough Player of the Year" for class 5-A.

To be eligible for this award a player had to be nominated once throughout the 10-week season as the "Ford Built Tough Player of the Week." Then at the end of the season, Ford and its advisory board, would choose one player from each of the classes to be Player of the Year. The criteria for judging included:

1. The performance on the field, including significant stats from that weeks game.

2. How they contributed to their team success through their individual leadership abilities.

3. Their success off the field, including academics and community citizenship.

McDaniel was nominated in week nine of the 2010 season for his performance against Keller, in which Coppel won 56 - 16.

He carried the ball 20 times for 265 yards and four touchdowns (33, 79, 20 and 59 yards). He also returned a punt 80 yards for another touchdown, giving him five in the game.

"I was a little bit surprised," said McDaniel. "It was just an honor to be there with all those guys, 55 or so tremendous athletes, I mean it was fun.

"I'm giving all the praise and glory to God on this, he's just good all the time. It's just a tremendous honor to be named one of the top players in the state."

What made it even more special was where the ceremony was held.

" It was just such an awesome moment to be in Cowboys Stadium and in the Cowboys locker room around that type setting," he said.

Being overlooked by recruiters has not only allowed him to grow in faith in God, but also his faith in his self.

"I really love a challenge and that's just the type of person I am," he said. "When someone tells me I can't do something, I just love it. It's almost like telling me, 'go ahead I dare you', so I see that as a challenge and I'm a competitive person who wants to win.

"I had some people asking me last night, 'What is it like to win an award like that?'

"I mean victory is always sweet and receiving awards is always great, but it's when people doubt you and don't think you have all the capabilities to be great. That's when you go and prove them all wrong, that makes it so much sweeter.

"When those people are doubting me and don't believe in my potential, I remember who I'm serving and remember my God is bigger than anybody. He gives me the ability to do the things I do and with him all things are possible, and that's the way I look at it.

All those naysayers beware.

"I don't care what anybody else says about me, because I'm going to get to where I want to go." said the Texas star. "I'm going to work my tail off and I'm going to do what is necessary to get there."

lowayne
02-13-2011, 11:21 PM
I like this kid.

Sparks inda Loo
02-14-2011, 05:30 PM
ND's punt and kickoff returns should be upgraded next season in a big way. I would love to watch McDaniel compete with Daniels and Atkinson for the return postions.

I rooted for John "Goody" Goodman and he made things exciting with his TD pass but as a return man he left something to be desired.

I guess I got spoiled by Golden Tate who made every punt an adventure.

Synoptico
02-14-2011, 05:36 PM
ND's punt and kickoff returns should be upgraded next season in a big way. I would love to watch McDaniel compete with Daniels and Atkinson for the return postions.

I rooted for John "Goody" Goodman and he made things exciting with his TD pass but as a return man he left something to be desired.

I guess I got spoiled by Golden Tate who made every punt an adventure.

I also wonder if he was told to fair catch if there was ever a question. The thought being better to have good hands and no return than turnovers.

stew654
02-15-2011, 01:00 PM
Pretty impressive for the kind of talent is down there.

"The contrarian among Notre Dame fans would look at the Irish’s recruiting class and see a running back haul that’s a bit thin, especially after the high profile defection of Justice Hayes to Michigan and the loss of Savon Huggins to home state Rutgers.

But the Irish did reel in one running back, Coppell Texas’ Cam McDaniel, who committed on the spot to an Irish offer at the end of November. And while skeptics look at the undersized (and white) running back with limited big program offers, they should also take note that McDaniel dominated competition at the highest level of Texas high school football, no small feat.

As Brian Town of IrishSportsDaily.com writes, while the recruiting services might not have McDaniel ranked among the best players in his state, he accepted the Ford Motor Company’s “Built Ford Tough Player of the Year” award for class 5A last night in Cowboys Stadium.

Here’s more from Town on the qualifications of the award:

To be eligible for this award a player had to be nominated once throughout the 10-week season as the “Ford Built Tough Player of the Week.” Then at the end of the season, Ford and its advisory board, would choose one player from each of the classes to be Player of the Year. The criteria for judging included:

1. The performance on the field, including significant stats from that weeks game.

2. How they contributed to their team success through their individual leadership abilities.

3. Their success off the field, including academics and community citizenship.

McDaniel was nominated in week nine of the 2010 season for his performance against Keller, in which Coppel won 56 – 16.

He carried the ball 20 times for 265 yards and four touchdowns (33, 79, 20 and 59 yards). He also returned a punt 80 yards for another touchdown, giving him five in the game.

“I was a little bit surprised,” said McDaniel. “It was just an honor to be there with all those guys, 55 or so tremendous athletes, I mean it was fun.

“I’m giving all the praise and glory to God on this, he’s just good all the time. It’s just a tremendous honor to be named one of the top players in the state.”

On Signing Day, running backs coach Tim Hinton mentioned he saw a lot of Danny Woodhead in his new running back. Woodhead was passed over by the home state Nebraska Cornhuskers and instead went on to a record-setting career at Chardon State, where he rushed for 1,840 yards as a freshman and left the D-II ranks as a two-time national player of the year before breaking out this year with the New England Patriots.

Obviously, playing high school football at the highest level in Texas is a different story than playing for North Platte High in Nebraska, and Woodhead’s exploits on the field — as well as his elite speed in high school — probably separate him from McDaniel. That said, if the Irish are looking for a skill player to make an impact this season, it could come from a guy like McDaniel, who was one of the best punt returners in Texas and could immediately bolster a punt return game that ranked 101st in the nation. "

http://irish.nbcsports.com/2011/02/14/mcdaniel-wins-player-of-the-year-award-in-texas-5a-football/

IrishFan123
02-15-2011, 08:15 PM
See Post 150

Purebred Irishman
05-21-2011, 02:48 AM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/football/football-articles/4801-mcdaniel-ready-for-challenge


In a couple weeks, the rest of Notre Dame's 2011 signees will converge on campus to begin their new football journey wearing the Blue and Gold. One player who has been waiting for this moment ever since he committed to Brian Kelly is Coppell, Texas (Coppell High School) running back Cam McDaniel.

“Everything is going very well right now,” said McDaniel. “I've just been training really hard to try and get ready for what I'm going to experience when I get to Notre Dame.”

The revelation that his prep career is almost over has caused the Coppell star to reminisce a bit.

“It’s starting to sink in that I'm almost through with high school,” said the talented running back. “It really is kind of strange, but it's definitely starting to hit me that I'm going to be up in South Bend in just a couple weeks.”

Even though that chapter of his life will be over, he is definitely chomping at the bit to begin the next one and continue writing a great story. McDaniel will have an opportunity to compete right away since running back Cameron Roberson is expected to be out after suffering a knee injury during spring practice.

“I'm looking forward to getting up there and competing for playing time,” the Coppel star said. “It's a very unfortunate situation and I wouldn't wish it upon anybody, especially my own teammate. When Coach Hinton told me about Cameron’s injury, it just made me much more aware that next year I could possibly come up and earn some playing time early.

“Not that that wasn't something I wasn't already expecting because I'm a competitor, and I want to come in and compete for a spot. I want be a good teammate and contribute in a way that I’m an asset to my team.”

That type of confident attitude is definitely a breath of fresh air for the Notre Dame faithful.

“I'm a competitor, an athlete and I’m someone who likes to win,” said McDaniel emphatically. “From my perspective, I've always looked at it like this, ‘How can I get the ball my hands and how can I produce them to be as effective as possible?’ That's what I’ve been training for and that's what I work for every day of my life. Now I'm in a situation where I'm training as hard as I can because when I get up there, I have to be ready to go. I have no choice.”

To begin that transformation into a college football player, the Texas standout set a goal to reach 200 pounds and accomplished it just recently.

“Going into the offseason, I really wanted to put on some weight,” claimed McDaniel. “Because at the next level, the hits are going to be harder and the speed of the game is going to be more intense. I want to be able to handle the blows and make sure I can take all of the hits.

“I've been in the weight room and I've been getting a lot stronger. It's kind of funny because I hear it all the time, ‘Be careful and don't gain too much weight because you’ll lose your speed.’ My speed has always been my number one asset, so I've taken that into consideration and made sure that I've improved on everything every single year. Every lift and every exercise I do is focused on speed.”

He has also sought some help from a former NFL player.

“I've also been training with Omar Stoudemire, who used to play safety for the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. He and his wife, Sheila, own a track program down here, and I've been working with him for the last four months. I really have started seeing some awesome results.”

With nothing left to say, McDaniel wrapped up the interview with just four words.

“I'm ready to go.”

mlcspinner
05-21-2011, 07:42 AM
“I'm looking forward to getting up there and competing for playing time,”

I love to hear when recruits are willing to compete for playing time and not just assume that a starting spot is waiting for them.

NDgrandson
05-22-2011, 02:14 AM
I just look forward to everything this kid does. He is a devout Christian and I think his attitude will be great. He will be a fan favorite, unless you don't like his outspoken views on his love for Jesus.

stonebreakerwasgod
05-22-2011, 12:28 PM
A versatile guy like him is good to have considering our lack of depth at the spot.

IrishFan123
06-16-2011, 08:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px3_UAs8qKk&feature=player_embedded#at=11

DublinIrish
06-16-2011, 08:26 PM
his frame is actually thicker looking now than it did from his game film. looks like he has been bulking up a fair bit. Dosent look like a scat back at all

NDGirlzRock
06-17-2011, 12:44 PM
He may be the sleeper of an amazing class! I see him catching all kinds of stuff out of the backfield! Get him out in space and let him be a nightmare for opposing LBs!!!

grokster
06-18-2011, 10:39 AM
Just watched a Wes Welker highlights video and would have to agree with you NDGR.

In Kelly's offense, a kid with his hands, balance, shiftiness and determination has the opportunity to be very very special. Don't know if he has Welker's fanatical focus to over achieve, but what he does have makes me very excited for his future at ND.

NDgrandson
06-19-2011, 03:06 AM
Just watched a Wes Welker highlights video and would have to agree with you NDGR.

In Kelly's offense, a kid with his hands, balance, shiftiness and determination has the opportunity to be very very special. Don't know if he has Welker's fanatical focus to over achieve, but what he does have makes me very excited for his future at ND.

He's just a great kid. I can't say enough about his character. I wish him THE BEST.

grokster
06-21-2011, 04:06 PM
His roommates are 6'5 Koyack, 6'6 Tuitt and 6'6 Niklas. Not that size matters. :-)

NDgrandson
06-21-2011, 05:01 PM
His roommates are 6'5 Koyack, 6'6 Tuitt and 6'6 Niklas. Not that size matters. :-)

My guess is that he was put in with teammates who spiritually would be easy to live with. Nikklas is a Christian too. Not certain on the others. Cam really brings it with his beliefs. I hope he and Manti mix well.

grokster
06-22-2011, 07:40 PM
An interesting mix of geographic diversity. Northeast/South/Southwest and West meeting up as roommates in the Midwest for a wonderful experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

IrishCrasher
06-22-2011, 10:21 PM
Sounds Like Cam will have the Top Bunk!

SouthernIrish
06-23-2011, 08:47 AM
i think it is a smart move on BKs part. Hopefully, Cams winning attitude and good character will brush off on the other guys, all real potential big time players. That is NOT to say they need it in any way but how could it hurt.

FONZIE993
03-20-2012, 06:27 PM
Cam has flipped to Cornerback.

https://twitter.com/#!/hansensouthbend/status/182169887802802177

irishunclebill
08-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Cam has flipped to Cornerback.

https://twitter.com/#!/hansensouthbend/status/182169887802802177

and has now apparently flipped back to RB.

JMR8
08-13-2012, 12:52 PM
and has now apparently flipped back to RB.


If you are talking about #33 in the last practice video I actually think it is walk-on RB Josh Anderson that wears 33. Since he is on offense obviously there can be another 33 then. I dont think they would have done this with our RB depth and for how well he was transitioning to CB. Could be wrong, but I think he is still at CB.

luckofirish8
08-13-2012, 01:04 PM
I guess it wasn't working out.

JMR8
08-13-2012, 02:22 PM
So it is official then...?

Dannyboy Ayers
08-13-2012, 02:41 PM
BK was just talking about how well he was doing at corner the other day. With the depth issues at CB I wonder why they would do this

Guff
08-13-2012, 03:06 PM
I think when it comes to player evaluations, Kelly is the anti-Holtz. Holtz led everyone to believe he was about to field the worse team in the history of scholarship football. Kelly likes to keep it upbeat and positive. So he may have been doing well, but not well enough.

mlcspinner
08-13-2012, 06:32 PM
I can't see Cam getting many touches at RB with the players ahead of him.

FONZIE993
08-15-2012, 09:42 PM
In Hansen's chat today, he says that if Cam was moved back to Running Back, which he didn't know if it was true or official, could be a sign that Russell and Shumate have thoroughly impressed at Corner.

JMR8
08-15-2012, 11:17 PM
You gotta think so...I mean he's a tough competitor and a pretty darn good athlete too. We all watched his highlights. He is at his best at RB and will have the highest ceiling there. If they no longer need his services at CB then Shumate and Russell must be holding their own. Shumate with his size and speed, and football knowledge. Russell with just his natural athletic ability and willingness to learn and compete. My opinion, but it makes sense lol.

irishunclebill
08-16-2012, 02:55 PM
So it is official then...?

Looks like it. He practiced at RB today as well.

NDgrandson
08-16-2012, 04:50 PM
Looks like it. He practiced at RB today as well.

BK in his interview with Brooks and Nolan said Cam is back at RB but also still gonna take reps with CBs.

irishunclebill
08-16-2012, 06:31 PM
From the Media Day Transcript

Q. And Cam McDaniel flipping back to running back, did you just like a lot of the options you had at corner or did you want to have some more depth at running back?
COACH KELLY: Probably a little bit of both, but he's cross training on defense, too, so he is he's still taking some reps on defense, so he's kind of our one player that we feel like could fit in on either side of the ball in a pinch.

stonebreakerwasgod
10-07-2012, 10:40 PM
This dude is gonna make an Espn highlight Before he grads.

domehead1
10-08-2012, 09:15 AM
For sure.

adamsfamily03
10-08-2012, 01:30 PM
And this is exactly why BK is recruiting (with success) athletes with the ability to play various positions REGARDLESS of what they played in high school. We will only continue to grow stronger as long as this is a part of each recruiting cycle....IMO.


From the Media Day Transcript

Q. And Cam McDaniel flipping back to running back, did you just like a lot of the options you had at corner or did you want to have some more depth at running back?
COACH KELLY: Probably a little bit of both, but he's cross training on defense, too, so he is he's still taking some reps on defense, so he's kind of our one player that we feel like could fit in on either side of the ball in a pinch.

robdog_5
10-08-2012, 02:22 PM
This kid runs with great instincts and doesn't have any bit of indecision in his movements. He really has a great feel for the postition. He's not the athletic freaks of GA III or Wood but IMO he brings a lot to the position and I hope he gets a shot to play next year a little more if Cierre leaves. GA III is a home run hitter but IMO lacks everydown RB skills.

HoffVir
10-08-2012, 03:53 PM
This kid runs with great instincts and doesn't have any bit of indecision in his movements. He really has a great feel for the postition. He's not the athletic freaks of GA III or Wood but IMO he brings a lot to the position and I hope he gets a shot to play next year a little more if Cierre leaves. GA III is a home run hitter but IMO lacks everydown RB skills.

People need to go back and watch (I believe) the run right before he scores. He starts up the middle and fluidly curves/cuts out to the left. It was subtle, but pretty impressive.

njuneardave
10-08-2012, 05:30 PM
it wasn't subtle.


it was fucking poetic.

NDgrandson
10-08-2012, 06:35 PM
I love this kid. He ran great and it was with the 2nd string line if I'm not mistaken.

stonebreakerwasgod
10-08-2012, 10:34 PM
I like how he gets the extra yard (or two) at the end of every run. He's a fighter.

NotreDameNate
10-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Honestly I can't say I'm surprised by his running ability. I think we tend to forget that he was an extremely good running back while playing 5A (highest class) in Texas. Glad he's on our team.

LOVEMYIRISH
10-09-2012, 12:22 AM
We are just really deep at RB. Wood is better than him, but has so much more experience. Riddick hits hard and is a slot threat. GA!!! will NOT be outrun. McDaniel is merely the 4th best RB because the other three are all very good. It's the ONE position I don't worry about depth in right now...

Svoboda
10-09-2012, 01:22 AM
I like how he gets the extra yard (or two) at the end of every run. He's a fighter.
No dancing, just North and South.

JMR8
10-09-2012, 01:24 AM
Riggins!! Except he isn't a parentless alcoholic lol.

NDgrandson
10-29-2012, 03:31 PM
I love this kid. I don't like that he wears 21 now instead of 33 though. That was my grandpa's # (33). But Cam got the game ball vs OK and I was curious as to why. Anyone know? He did fine in KO return for GA3 but it could have gone to Cierre, Everett, Chris Brown, our DBs for stepping up under fire. The oline has already got it, Manti already got it... maybe BK just loves Cam like I do?

irishunclebill
10-29-2012, 03:53 PM
I love this kid. I don't like that he wears 21 now instead of 33 though. That was my grandpa's # (33). But Cam got the game ball vs OK and I was curious as to why. Anyone know? He did fine in KO return for GA3 but it could have gone to Cierre, Everett, Chris Brown, our DBs for stepping up under fire. The oline has already got it, Manti already got it... maybe BK just loves Cam like I do?

UNSUNG HERO

CAM MCDANIEL - Wearing No. 21 in honor of a high school friend, and filling in for ailing George Atkinson III on kickoff returns, the feisty sophomore returned four kickoffs for 77 yards, and even chipped in a bit defensively during the week of preparation.

"Cam McDaniel got the game ball tonight," Kelly said. "As you know, he wore 21 in honor of one of his teammates that tragically passed away. He was called on during the week because we knew we were going to play some nickel and dime, and he played some DB for us this week. And of course when George got sick, we had to get him ready for some running back as well. He's just been that kind of team player and he was outstanding on special teams today, so he got the game ball."

Dannyboy Ayers
10-29-2012, 03:57 PM
kid is a swiss army knife! he truly plays and does whatever the staff asks of him. Defense, Offense, Special teams; it doesn't matter this kid just steps in and does well at it. WINNING

mlcspinner
10-29-2012, 05:00 PM
kid is a swiss army knife! he truly plays and does whatever the staff asks of him. Defense, Offense, Special teams; it doesn't matter this kid just steps in and does well at it. WINNING

I remember saying that Cam was never going to the field this year :embarassed:

jerseyborn1971
10-29-2012, 08:10 PM
Cam is like a Salvi brother with talent.

NDAlumSon
10-29-2012, 08:35 PM
He'll transfer after we lose to Pitt.

stonebreakerwasgod
10-29-2012, 08:57 PM
Cam is a white boys version of (help me out, the DB who went in for running plays under Holtz....)

ND_Irish
10-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Jeff Burris?

KMac151993
10-29-2012, 09:05 PM
I wouldn't compare him to Burris...

But he is a utility player...since this team uses baseball terms (Tommy = Closer).

sreepointer
10-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Jeff Burris?

No disrespect to Cam, but he is no Jeff Burris. Burris was an all american DB at ND and a 1st round pick that played for a decade in NFL. I like Cam but we can only wish he was like Jeff Burris.

Murf NDawg
10-29-2012, 09:53 PM
I love this kid. I don't like that he wears 21 now instead of 33 though. That was my grandpa's # (33). But Cam got the game ball vs OK and I was curious as to why. Anyone know? He did fine in KO return for GA3 but it could have gone to Cierre, Everett, Chris Brown, our DBs for stepping up under fire. The oline has already got it, Manti already got it... maybe BK just loves Cam like I do?

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/19861511/searchers-find-coppell-teen-jacob-logans-body-in-possum-kingdom-lake

Tough times at Coppell High School

TexasDomer
10-30-2012, 08:44 AM
Cam is a white boys version of (help me out, the DB who went in for running plays under Holtz....)

Pat Eilers?

adamsfamily03
10-30-2012, 09:35 AM
I think we are going to see Cam pick up some quality playing time over the next three games and make a splash for himself.

Guff
10-30-2012, 10:00 AM
They only have one football. GAIII is getting about 6 touches per game. I don't think you'll see McDaniel take any touches off him.

tedwick
10-30-2012, 10:09 AM
They only have one football. GAIII is getting about 6 touches per game. I don't think you'll see McDaniel take any touches off him.

Agreed. Especially when BK has said the person that needs more touches is Atkinson. We will see more of Cam in the years to come, but probably only in blowouts this season.

HoffVir
10-30-2012, 10:10 AM
Miami-like carries.

Purebred Irishman
09-21-2013, 11:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX9u_HmY7ms&list=UUAMR05qSc5mfhVx20fDyAoQ

Purebred Irishman
11-01-2013, 07:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCcn4y-3Djo&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q

Purebred Irishman
12-22-2013, 03:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-IFfxK7jng&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q

Purebred Irishman
03-05-2014, 01:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoMYn2_jkTY&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q

Purebred Irishman
04-13-2014, 03:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf-DMkinzSM

Purebred Irishman
08-08-2014, 04:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpvQiVDPqt8&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q

Purebred Irishman
10-10-2014, 09:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlO9bng7I7M&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q