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irishunclebill
02-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Offensive Center/Long Snapper
Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL)

Links of Interest:
Rivals Profile (http://rivals.yahoo.com/notredame/football/recruiting/player-Scott-Daly-123380)

Height: 6 foot-4
Weight: 230 lbs.
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Multimedia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRPXMACZo9k&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgoi1oZSuu8&feature=player_embedded

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0j6V95TQ2g&feature=player_embedded

Bryce Haynes Part Deux has started early for the Class of 2012.

Scott Daly is Chris Rubio's prized Long Snapper in the Class of 2012, but with a major difference compared to Bryce Haynes, 45 more lbs. already on his frame. Because of this Daly is already attracting BCS interest and offers, whereas Haynes did not get any significant attention until December of his Senior Year. On the other hand Rubio is not talking about Daly in terms of once in a generation LS skills the way he talked about Haynes. In any case Northwestern has already offered Daly a schollie and ND, Wisconsin, Iowa, scUM, and Sparty are all showing a lot of interest. Scott has been invited to and will attend ND's Junior Day this weekend.

Synoptico
02-22-2011, 11:21 AM
Offensive Center/Long Snapper
Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL)


Scott Daly is Chris Rubio's prized Long Snapper in the Class of 2012, but with a major difference compared to Bryce Haynes, 45 more lbs. already on his frame. Because of this Daly is already attracting BCS interest and offers, whereas Haynes did not get any significant attention until December of his Senior Year. On the other hand Rubio is not talking about Daly in terms of once in a generation LS skills the way he talked about Haynes. In any case Northwestern has already offered Daly a schollie and ND, Wisconsin, Iowa, scUM, and Sparty are all showing a lot of interest. Scott has been invited to and will attend ND's Junior Day this weekend.

Typing out loud here but Cowart would be a Senior his freshman year correct?

irishunclebill
02-22-2011, 11:27 AM
Typing out loud here but Cowart would be a Senior his freshman year correct?

Correct.

Given that the Irish would have probably taken Haynes for sure if he was a '12 prospect I would imagine that Daly will get a relatively early offer from ND. This one appears to be an ND/NU battle if he gets the Irish offer.

NDisNCin2010
02-22-2011, 11:38 AM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

DublinIrish
02-22-2011, 11:50 AM
Plenty o' space on the bandwagon folks!

Synoptico
02-22-2011, 12:01 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

ehhh

I am not worked up about this.

Eventually you need to get special teamers and while I wouldn't don't like to have too many on scholarship I also don't want to start a true freshman either.

Just don't want to miss on them and have too many on the team.

wicket
02-22-2011, 02:30 PM
This year and a kid with the frame to also be a shortsnapper works better for me.

mcbri014
02-22-2011, 03:03 PM
Go for it.

Synoptico
02-22-2011, 03:14 PM
This year and a kid with the frame to also be a shortsnapper works better for me.

That is pretty much my reaction too.

Purebred Irishman
02-23-2011, 09:42 AM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/notre-dame-football-recruiting/4207-daly-looks-forward-to-nds-junior-day


Towards the end of the 2011 recruiting year the Irish missed out on the top long snapper in the nation in Bryce Haynes. Haynes ultimately chose the Buckeyes of Ohio State over Notre Dame and left many Irish fans split on whether they should have offered a long snapper in the first place.

Get ready for the conversation to begin again as Notre Dame has begun to show interest in another long snapper in the 2012 class, and they have invited him to this Saturday's junior day.

Downers Groves South's Scott Daly (Downers Grove South, Illinois) was surprised by the invite.


"I was invited by Notre Dame special teams coach, Mike Elston," said the standout long snapper. "We have been keeping in touch, and just last week he invited me to the junior day. I'm very excited and just hoping to have a great time."

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Daly has already been receiving a lot of Midwest love early in the recruiting cycle.

"I have received a offer from Northwestern," he said. "I'm also receiving a lot of interest from Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State."

It's easy to see why when you hear from his coach, long snapping guru Chris Rubio of Rubio Long Snapping.

"Right now I have him rated as the No.1 long snapper in the country for his class," said Rubio. "I started working with him a year and a half ago, and he has a good frame, good body, long, and he's one of those kids that works his tail off. He's just a pure athlete and by far the best snapper in the 2012 class.

"I see hundreds of long snappers per year, so I can easily say that. He's very, very smooth. The ball's fast and quick. He has a phenomenal physique, and he passes the eyeball test very quickly.

"He's one of those kids when you watch him snap, it almost looks like he's doing nothing and then the ball's back there in like half a second."

According to Daly, a bullet snap isn't all he brings to the table.

"I would describe myself as a team player," said the junior. "I'm going to do my best every time I step on the field, and do what's best for the team. I give a 110 percent in the weight room, the practice field and the game field."

With so many schools already starting to show him interest, the Illinois standout already knows what he'll be looking at when comparing the institutions.

"The school I choose is going to have to have the overall package," said the Downers Grove South snapper. "High academics is what I'm shooting for, and I know Notre Dame has that. I want a great football program, which they are.

"The things I love about Notre Dame are pretty much everything. The school is fantastic, the campus is beautiful, the academics are top notch, and the coaches have been nothing but the best to me. The campus is also real close to my home.

"I believe they are also turning into one of the top football programs in the country. I'm really looking forward to meeting coach Kelly for the first time this Saturday."

Daly's snapping coach believes, as of now, that it's a two horse race for his prize student.

"I know at this point Notre Dame and Northwestern are tops on his list," said Rubio. "I know Northwestern is at the top of his list now, but if Notre Dame came in and offered that would be huge for him."

IrishCrasher
02-23-2011, 06:26 PM
:goirish:Haynes had 185 posts in his thread. This Kid has the size for a LS that should take this thread well over 10 pages, and 185 posts. Much bigger frame to put weight on. Longo will beef a kid like this up. OK everyone start posting.:hcti:

daytonirish
02-23-2011, 07:14 PM
I hope we offer and he accepts.

KamaraPolice
02-23-2011, 10:41 PM
You know it's february when:

•A long snapper is the center of attention.

stonebreakerwasgod
02-24-2011, 12:35 AM
I have mixed feelings on this. Can't Heggie eat at pizza hut and learn to snap??? :)

irishunclebill
03-30-2011, 11:41 PM
Visiting again this Friday.

CincyDamer
03-31-2011, 12:08 AM
Visiting again this Friday.
In anticipation of an offer?

irishunclebill
03-31-2011, 12:14 AM
In anticipation of an offer?

Nah, Daly knows he will have to wait at least 6 months down the road before he sees an ND offer, if at all.

irishunclebill
03-31-2011, 04:52 PM
In addition to visiting tomorrow, Daly was also on campus this past Monday.

HoffVir
04-16-2011, 12:47 PM
BGInews Blue and Gold News
#NotreDame received another commitment and this one is from LS Scott Daly shortly after being offered, per instructor Chris Rubio.
4 minutes ago

SouthernIrish
04-16-2011, 01:14 PM
thats what i heard. Congrats!

NDGirlzRock
04-16-2011, 01:21 PM
That's awesome!!! Is this kid going to be a center in the making or just LS!!!?

HoffVir
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
He's a little light right now to be a center. He's listed as a TE on his HS's site.

Murf NDawg
04-16-2011, 01:54 PM
He's a little light right now to be a center. He's listed as a TE on his HS's site.

Like the size that can project past LS only

NDGirlzRock
04-16-2011, 02:05 PM
Murf my thoughts exactly!!!

mlcspinner
04-16-2011, 08:23 PM
special teams are turning very special for ND

ND from NE
04-16-2011, 09:47 PM
at least this snapper has a legitimate frame .... you can smile now Rubio

Purebred Irishman
04-17-2011, 05:30 AM
Welcome to ND Scott. I didn't think he would get his offer this early but good luck to the kid

wicket
04-17-2011, 06:48 AM
That's awesome!!! Is this kid going to be a center in the making or just LS!!!?

Also a short snapper, which is one of the problems I have with cowart and had with the LS offer last year. Maybe they will be able to train this kid up to a backup center as well but I like this kid very much cuz he can play both shortsnapper and longsnapper

JMR8
04-17-2011, 12:25 PM
Def. has to be just a LS. A position of need so that is great to have it locked down and out of the way. Welcome scott.

IrishCalves
04-17-2011, 12:51 PM
I can see his HS from my back yard, so I'll give y'all the scoop on what the kid looks like.

surge4082
04-18-2011, 10:19 PM
It looks as if the staff wants to keep him at the current weight (as per his quotes) so he can get downfield as quick as possible and make some tackles.

NDgrandson
05-22-2011, 02:12 AM
I was getting my car at valet at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and the attendant said a kid that just committed to ND was in with his whole family last week. Turns out it was Daly (after a quick back and forth of process of elimination) the attendant is a ND fan and he said the family was so excited about him going to ND. His family is most likely doing pretty well to take everyone to the Cosmopolitan.

SpanishElite
05-22-2011, 12:42 PM
So how was Vegas??

NDgrandson
05-23-2011, 03:25 AM
So how was Vegas??

I was there alone on business. It could have been way worse. It could have been way better however.

Purebred Irishman
05-31-2011, 05:20 AM
http://notredame.scout.com/2/1075774.html

This is from the Rubio Long Snapping annual National Kicking & Snapping Spring Event from Las Vegas.


Scott Daly (IL) was outstanding all weekend. This Notre Dame commit proved why he is the youngest Long Snapper ever to be offered a full scholarship. Ball is like a rocket and on target. Beyond ready for college right now. Moves extremely well

stonebreakerwasgod
05-31-2011, 05:46 AM
That's what they said about the other guy. What was his name again..?

L/S should be seen (barely) and not heard.

mcbri014
05-31-2011, 12:09 PM
That's what they said about the other guy. What was his name again..?

L/S should be seen (barely) and not heard.

Bryce Haynes.

KamaraPolice
05-31-2011, 04:34 PM
That's what they said about the other guy. What was his name again..?

L/S should be seen (barely) and not heard.

hahaha! agreed.

The joke at football camp from the coaches was "some rooms will have 4 guys. Some rooms will have 3 guys and a kicker."

I can only imagine where LS falls.

mcbri014
06-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Won ND's long snapping camp today. Tied his personal best in snap time

jbrown_9999
08-17-2011, 09:05 PM
This might explain why Kelly offered a LS:


It’s little details that can make a huge difference. Another is the long-snapping accuracy and velocity need to be improved to enhance punter Ben Turk’s game.

“A lot of times Ben was moving his feet to catch the ball,” Elston explained. “When a punter has to move his feet to catch the ball, then you’re going to have more inconsistent punts. The ball was high, the ball was to the right, the ball was to the left — the ball wasn’t always on the right hip the way we want it to be.”

http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/No-Special-Privileges-In-ND-Camp-35665

lowayne
08-17-2011, 10:31 PM
This might explain why Kelly offered a LS:



http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/No-Special-Privileges-In-ND-Camp-35665

Ugh, so we currently have a scholly wasted on a full time long snapper who can't long snap. sweet. I hope Daly brings the goods.

DublinIrish
08-18-2011, 02:43 AM
I cant help feeling Cowart was given a schollie just to improve realtions with STA and keep the pipeline open or something

Purebred Irishman
12-19-2011, 03:52 AM
Scout.com: Irish Pledge Scott Daly Earns National Honor (http://notredame.scout.com/2/1140089.html)


Saturday night proved to be an extra special one for Notre Dame pledge Scott Daly and his family.

This weekend found Notre Dame pledge Scott Daly and his family in California for the Herbalife National Players of the Year banquet and presentation.
While many question offering kickers or long snapper's scholarships, Daly showed early signs of being the best in the country at his position.

On Saturday night Daly walked away with the Chris Rubio Long Snapper of the Year award.

The award is voted upon by a panel of voters including Rubio, past and current NFL Long Snappers, and past and current NCAA Long Snappers.

Irish Eyes will have more about Scott’s big honor coming soon.

FootballFlash
12-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Congratulations to Scott. As much as we hate to give scholarships to special teamers, you sure hate it when a snap comes bouncing back or whistles over a punters head, and it cost you a game. Looking forward to seeing his work.

IrishCrasher
12-19-2011, 12:42 PM
Not just an BK RKG.... But a ND RKG. Glad to have him.

Purebred Irishman
01-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Daly Trips To ND Again (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/notre-dame-football-recruiting/6385-daly-trips-to-nd-again)


Scott Daly (Downers Grove South/Downers Grove, Ill.) has taken advantage of every opportunity to visit Notre Dame this past year.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound standout made it a priority to attend every Irish home game throughout the 2011 season. Now that the season is over he’s still been able to make his way back to campus, including last month for the football award show.

The Irish verbal commit wasn't expected to be on campus this past weekend, but he decided it'd be a good opportunity to get over to South Bend one more time before Signing Day.

"I knew quite a few guys would be on campus visiting this weekend, so I thought it'd be cool to get back to campus," said Daly. “I hung out with (Romeo) Okwara, (Mark) Harrell and Jarron Jones, I also got to see Tee Shepard and Sheldon Day. They said everything is going great and they’re ready for spring practice. It was nice seeing all those guys and helping build that bond with future teammates.”


The lone uncommitted prospect on campus was fellow Illinois native Anthony Standifer. Daly likes where the Irish stand with the talented cornerback.

"I know the coaching staff really likes him and he seemed to enjoy his visit," he said. "I think he's going to take his time and think things over, but I think we have a great shot. He’d be a nice addition to the class.”

Daly spent most of his time with special teams coach Mike Elston before heading to the men's basketball game against top-ranked Syracuse at Purcell Pavilion.

"I got to watch some film with Coach Elston, we talked football and just life in general," he described. "The atmosphere on campus was great leading up to the basketball game and the entire crowd was into the game from start to finish. I've been to a few basketball games, but that was awesome. You go to Notre Dame for moments like that."

The long-snapping specialist was also able to meet the team's new safeties coach, Bob Elliot.

"I met Coach Elliott briefly when I was hanging with Coach Elston," he said. "He seems like a really good guy and he seems excited to be at Notre Dame."

With National Signing Day approaching quickly, Daly is excited to finally realize his dream of signing with Notre Dame.

"I can't believe it's almost here, but I'm very excited," he stated. "When I first committed, I was counting down the days and now it’s just over a week away. This is something that I've always dreamed of. I'm not sure if it will fully hit me until I enroll in June."

Daly is rigorously working on his long snapping to help him be prepared to contribute immediately upon arrival in South Bend this coming summer.

"I practice snapping every day, besides that I'm just making sure I eat right and continue to exercise," he explained. "I'm just trying to make sure I'm ready, so if my number is called, I can help my team."

Purebred Irishman
04-27-2012, 04:56 AM
Daly Ready For Next Chapter (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/notre-dame-football-recruiting/6945-daly-ready-for-next-chapter)


Scott Daly is dreamt about the day that he'd enroll at Notre Dame for a long time and now he's about to realize that dream.

"It's getting very close, but it's went by very fast," he said. "It's almost went by faster I realize, but I'm very, very excited. It was awesome the day that I signed my letter of intent, it'll be even more crazy once I finally got there."

Like many of his other future teammates, Daly made the trip up to Notre Dame this past weekend for the spring game.

"I've always tried to get up there as many times as possible, so I wasn't going to miss the spring game," he explained. "It was a very entertaining game and I enjoyed all the action. The team looks really good and we should have a very good team this year if everything works out."

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound long snapper was able to enjoy more than just the game while on campus.

"I got to speak with the coaches and the team," he shared. "I think I could have the opportunity to come in and contribute right away. The coaches want me to be ready to go when I arrive because it's going to be important. It was nice to see the campus again before I arrive for good."

Daly it's also really excited about the current and future talent on the Irish roster.

"The team is starting to get a lot of talent and depth at all positions," he noted. "We have a chance to be a great team this year and just keep getting better. We've lost a few players, but the people that want to be at Notre Dame will be ready to go. It's going to be the best four years of my life."

The Illinois native is also enjoying his remaining days of high school and getting ready for South Bend.

"I'm soaking up every minute with my family and friends before I go," said Daly. "I'm also doing the workouts the coaches want us to do, so I can get myself in the best shape possible. Besides that, I'm not doing a whole lot just finishing up school."

Purebred Irishman
06-15-2012, 04:00 AM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/notre-dame-football-recruiting/7151-daly-excited-for-future


Scott Daly committed to Notre Dame over a year ago, and just like Jaylon Smith this year, Daly was trying to help lure prospects to South Bend in the 2012 class.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound long snapper was a regular on campus last season and now he's ready to make Notre Dame his permanent home.

"The time has come for me to start college and it almost feels like I need to pinch myself," he said. "I've been working towards this day for a long time, so I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I can't wait to see what college life is like."

Daly is excited to see the Irish coaching staff's recruiting efforts continue to pay off and he's excited about the future of the program.

"We didn't have a big quantity of players in my class, but the quality is tremendous," he described. "Now this year's class is also starting to shape up pretty well, so Coach (Brian) Kelly should have the players he needs to fit his system. Coach Kelly is an amazing coach and he knows what it takes to win at the highest level; I'm expecting to win a national championship during my four years."

The Illinois native has been on campus enough that he doesn't envision a tough transition from high school to college.

"I'm pretty familiar with campus, but I'm sure there will still be some adjustments I need to get used to," said Daly. "I grew up not too far from South Bend so my family and friends will still be pretty close. I know that in college I'll need to make sure that my time management is better because you don't get nearly as much downtime as you did in high school."

Like all of the other 2012 signees, Daly has been following the workout program handed out by strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo.

"The program that Coach Longo has us on right now is to make sure that we report to camp in shape," he explained. "I don't think we'll start the full workout regimen until we are on campus. I know that it's a great program and it will help us be prepared to hold up throughout the long season."

Daly has remained in contact with the coaching staff and they have continued to deliver the same message.

"They want me ready to compete for the starting long snapper job," he shared. "I know that if I work hard and keep pushing myself that I can have the opportunity to start against Navy. I know that nothing will be handed to me, so I need to keep working my butt off."