Stoops knows Daniel will be good, just not sure when

Kash Daniel (Alex Otte Photo)

Kash Daniel (Alex Otte Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Despite the building fan expectations for Kash Daniel, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was careful again at Friday’s Media Day not too set the early bar too high for his freshman linebacker.

“It was nice he was here for the spring semester because he certainly improved. He’s worked really hard. Work is not a problem for that guy. He has a great work ethic, great attitude,” Stoops said. “He’s going to be a great asset to this team.

“We’ll see where he fits in. He’s still a freshman. He did have the advantage of going through spring, all summer. He looks really good. He’s really loosened up his body. He’s always been strong, physically you could see it, know he has great size and great strength. But I think he’s really loosened himself up and moves around better, which is going to help him.”

So what could hold him back? He’s physical and is willing to play anywhere on special teams as needed.

“He needs to continue to pick up all the schemes. It’s quite different, as you know, for a freshman,” Daniel said. “You never can tell. We have quite a few practices. We have 29 practices before our first game.

“We’ll see how it goes. I’m excited about him. He’s going to be a very good football player. When? I’m not sure.”

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