DITR: OL Gerald Daniels III, De La Salle (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Gerald Daniels III is a 6’0, 275lbs offensive lineman from the class of 2027. He makes sure his books first with a 3.65 GPA. He recently attended Gridiron’s first Elite camp of the year, and he made a name for himself. Gerald had lots of noticeable qualities that you want in a lineman. His footwork and ability to keep his man on the block shined through during trench work drills. Gerald showcased his insane strength during tire tug-of-war drills, dragging his opponent into the end zone. When watching his film, you see how he communicates with his line. His first move on his opponent is always aggressive. What I like most about him is his ability to engage and neutralize linebackers, creating crucial running lanes for his teammates. Next year, this kid will shine bright.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“Confidence issues”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“Winning the national title for 12u, having a honor roll streak.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“Larry Allen because of his aggressiveness, strength and style of play.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

“Marine biology because I’ve always had a passion for the ocean and the animals in it and I’m great at bio, lawyer because I’m good at arguing and absorbing information at times.”

What are some goals you have for yourself, and your team next season?

“My goal is to get all district and possibly all metro and I want a state championship ring.”

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

“I like the sport of football because it’s strategic violence and it’s a brother hood you form with your teammates but I just genuinely love the game.”

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

“I play engineering games in my spare time.”

what is your dream school?

“Florida, fsu, lsu Alabama and many others but wherever feels the most like home.”

what position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

“I enjoy offensive line because it’s strategic and physical position.

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

“coaches have helped me widen my tool belt of moves for offensive line.”