2013 Charlotte defensive end Daniel Garces received a few offers in his recruitment as well as interest from some BCS teams, including a couple of major ones. The versatile two-star recruit committed to Ball State yesterday. The 6’2″, 223 pound WDE is talented, as seen by the BCS programs who were interested in him. However, Garces is too raw to be considered a true BCS prospect and is best off with a program like Ball State where he can start.
Daniel Garces received interest from Clemson, UNC, Auburn, N.C. State, and Tennessee in his recruitment. None of those major programs offered Garces, but the interest was there. There is an outside chance that he ends up being a late riser, but it seems like the high-upside weak-side defensive end is best suited on a smaller program like Ball State.
With the BSU Cardinals, Garces should be able to start soon and show the raw pass rushing ability that enabled him to get some interest from a few ACC and SEC squads. He is one of the top 60 best recruits in the state of North Carolina and a top 65 weak-side DE overall. Daniel Garces has a good burst to make up for his smaller frame, and it will be interesting to see if Ball State uses him as an outside linebacker in certain packages. He is one of the more intriguing DE recruits in North Carolina, and he took an unofficial visit to the Tar Heels last year.