Diamond in the Rough: Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel is a 6’4” 305 lbs. offensive guard for Oakdale High School in Oakdale, Louisiana. Aaron bench presses 295 lbs., squats 505 lbs. and has a 4.9 second shuttle time. Aaron currently has one offer from Louisiana College and was a participant in the LGF All-Star Bowl.


How long have you been playing football and what got you started playing?

I started playing as soon as I could at five years old and had fun with it never looked back. My small town is a football town so I loved it from the start.


Who is the biggest football influence in your life?

It’s honestly too my people to list. My family all played football, and coaches have helped me but I’ve had tons of great role models and influences.


What has football taught you about life?

When times get tough, you have to stick with it and work through it. Football has taught me to be disciplined and that definitely carries over to life.


How would you describe yourself as a player in one word?



Where do you see football taking you in the future?

I would love to play at the next level in college, and it has always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, so I work for that. If not, I’ll get a degree and go to work.


What is the strong point of your game?

I’m consistent and give my best to play at the highest level I can.


Is there a college or pro player you model your game after?

Will Clapp. I met him at an LSU camp and he seemed like a great guy. He’s fun to be around ad I respect his game.


What will you bring to a college program that makes you special?

I do my best to lead by example. I work hard in practice and in the classroom, and I will try to make a connection through Jesus Christ with my teammates and bring us closer to Him.