Hollywood Script Developing For USF's B.J. Daniels

The movie's plot is developing before our very eyes. The local product, thrust into the spotlight after the number one goes down, makes his first career start against the team he grew up with..

Bruce Daniels, B.J. Daniels' father says, "Hollywood. This is a Hollywood story to have it happen the way it's happened, for him to come back to Tallahassee and play."

It's in Tallahassee that we've watched B.J. Daniels grow up. From a 10 year old, three sport little league star, to Lincoln High School, to now, we all should have seen this day coming...He did.."

At 10 years old, he told WCTV which sport he was best at. "It would have to be football. Football is my number one sport."

And Saturday it's start number one, in all too familiar setting.

Bruce Daniels adds, "He was actually born and raised on campus, at Florida State. So he's had the priviledge of being around some great guys, some great stars at Florida State."

B.J. says, "I can remember watching Charlie Ward play. He was a guy that I looked up to and wanted to have my playing style after. So when he was on the field, I was definitely a Nole fan."

From the stands, to the opposing sidelines, where his former favorite target will be watching, the Tallahassee connections will run deep Saturday for Daniels.

Lincoln teammate, and FSU Redshirt Freshman Josh Gehres says, "Knowing that he's going to be able to play college football, and he's going to be able to start, especially against Florida State, it's just a really good feeling."

Lincoln Assistant Football Coach Mike Zatoris says, "I wouldn't miss his first start for the world. I was expecting it to be next year, so I guess I'm going to have to make arrangements to be at the game this Saturday."

The final chapter of this story will be written Saturday on the field, and talked about long after...


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