Tulane gains commitment from QB Christian Daniels, loses one from Patrick Shegog

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The Tulane Green Wave added a key component of the 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of 3 star quarterback Christian Daniels from Elon, North Carolina.

The 6-foot-2, 200 pound left hander represents the 15th pledge for the Green Wave. He decommitted from Miami (Ohio) and then considered offers from Army, Navy and Air Force. Daniels also looked at offers from Charlotte, Purdue, Richmond, Coastal Carolina and Old Dominion. He initially visited Tulane Oct. 19.

His mom and dad are both Air Force veterans, although his dad recently retired. The family lived in Bossier City for five years. That’s where young Christian developed an interest in the Green Wave during his 9 to 11 year old period. He plans to enroll at Tulane in January ’18.

Daniels has thrown 1,819 yards with 20 touchdown passes (62% completions) and has run for 846 yards with 12 scores. He displays good placement on his throws, broken field running talent and read-option attack savvy. He has adequate arm strength and mobility to throw on the run.

Daniels fills a void left by the decision of South Panola (Miss.) quarterback Patrick Shegog to reopen the recruiting process after previously committing to Tulane.

Tulane may still target another signal caller in the 2018 class.

Meanwhile, one player who has risen during the recruiting process and has gained interest from Tulane is Warren Easton defensive back Damien Tate (5-8, 170 with 4.45 speed) a big play type defender. He has been committed to McNeese since July 21.

Tate can be a lockdown corner or slide over to safety. He transitions well with receivers.

A difference maker for the Eagles, Tate has good instincts, athleticism, great technique and closing speed. He has risen up the charts of a few recruiters.

North Texas, Jackson State, Southern, Idaho, Northwestern State, Houston Baptist, Alabama A&M and McNeese have been his prime options up until this point. That could change as more see Tate’s talent on display.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to play football at LSU, developing a passion for the game in even greater fashion while in…

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