Michael Daniels, one of Geneseo High School's top football players, has decided to continue his football and academic careers locally as he will join Augustana's program.|
Daniels, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound linebacker and tight end, was a three-year letter winner and served as a team captain for the Maple Leafs this past season. He recorded 12 tackles for loss, four sacks and an interception, helping Geneseo to an IHSA Class 4A playoff appearance. His efforts earned him Northern Illinois Big 12 all-conference honors as well as All-Metro honors for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.
Daniels is also a team captain and in line to earn his third varsity letter for Geneseo's baseball program this season. As a junior, the Maple Leaf catcher hit .302 with 25 RBIs. He was an All-NIB 12 selection as well as an All-Metro selection for The Dispatch/Argus.
He was an IHSFCA Academic All-State selection and academic all-conference in both football and baseball. The National Honor Society member is an Illinois State Scholar. In addition, he was a "Teen of the Month" selection by the Elks lodge. Daniels anticipates a business administration major at Augustana.
-- Staff report
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