Daniel enjoying football after being coaxed to play
Jo-Siah Adu has made a bunch of great plays for the Cache football team but his claim to fame may actually be as a recruiter for the Bulldogs who host arch rival Elgin Friday in the Battle of the Wichitas.
Adu will be the biggest man on the field Friday and he is a force blocking for a variety of Cache backs.
Had it not been for Adu’s efforts, though, one of those backs – senior Christian Daniel — may not even have been playing the sport.
“I had always concentrated on basketball and track and just never came out for football,” Daniel said. “But after last season, Jo-Siah talked to me and encouraged me to play football.
“I’m glad I gave it a chance and I’m having fun.”
And, he’s been making some huge plays at slot back for the Bulldogs.
“He’s been running those jet sweeps for us and he’s made some really big runs,” head coach Faron Griffin said. “When Blake (Young) went down we were worried but he’s done a good job providing that threat with his speed.”
But while the compliments are nice, they are not what Daniel wants.