Darrion Daniels, the Husker grad transfer from Oklahoma State, brings a lot of positive qualities to Nebraska's program, according to his position coach.

Defensive line coach Mike Dawson praised Daniels in a video released Wednesday on Twitter, one of the first times a Nebraska assistant has commented publicly on Daniels since he arrived last month. Dawson said Daniels, who was ranked as one of the nation's top transfers, will provide veteran leadership to the defensive line.

"Darrion's a guy that's going to bring some older leadership to the room," Dawson said. "He's a guy that's been on the field, played a lot, kinda been there, done that. It's going to be good to infuse him to the room right away."

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Daniels is already enrolled at Nebraska, going through the offseason strength and conditioning program with his teammates. One of those teammates is his younger brother, Damion, who appeared in all 12 games last season as a redshirt freshman.

Getting to play with his brother was a big reason why Darrion Daniels chose to come to Nebraska.

"He's a great kid," Dawson said. "He's been adjusting real well with the guys. He's getting in the weight room with the fellas. You can see that it's going to be a good addition to the room. He's got a combination of the older leadership skills and at the same time not trying to force anything down anybody's throats. He'll be a good impact on the room."

And Dawson expects him to have a positive impact on the field as well. Daniels is expected to play nose, but Dawson said he has enough flexibility to play several spots along the line. And because he's already on campus, Dawson said he has a head start on getting ready to see the field.

"It gives him a step up and heads him in the right direction," Dawson said, "as far as being able to come into camp and not have to worry about learning a new language or the vocabulary with the way we call things, which may be a little bit different than what he's used to in the past. He'll be able to get that this next coming month and into spring ball, which will be great and we'll go from there."

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