Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel was immortalized by his hometown of Paintsville, Kentucky on Monday as part of a road sign honoring Paintsville High School athletics.
Daniel’s 2015 Kentucky Mr. Football award is among several school achievements recognized on the sign, which also includes state championships in golf (1958), baseball (1990) and basketball (1996), as well as two Mr. Basketball award winners.
New sign recognizing Paintsville High Schools Athletic accomplishments pic.twitter.com/AURqeBiBuJ
— Paintsville Tigers (@PvilleTigers) May 15, 2017
Daniel signed with Kentucky in 2016 as a four-star prospect who ranked as the No. 3 player in the state behind fellow Wildcats signees Landon Young and Drake Jackson.
Daniel enters the season behind senior Courtney Love at the “Mike” linebacker position on Kentucky’s depth chart. The sophomore has worked closely with the veteran Love, but intends to compete as if the starting role belongs to him, according to the Courier-Journal.
“I believe everyone comes to play that way,” Daniel said. “You didn’t sign a letter of intent, (and) say I’m going to go here and back up four years. That’s a mentality that you have to have. Every day you approach practice, you never know when your number is going to be called, so if your number gets called, you better be ready to go out there and play.”
Daniel recorded 19 tackles as a true freshman in 2016.
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