Former Avon standout Elijah Daniel has a new football home.
Daniel, a member of IndyStar’s Super Team in 2012, has signed to play with Youngstown State and former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, according to AL.com.
Daniel, a defensive end, was kicked off Auburn’s team in early May after being arrested and charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of theft April 29 following a string of robberies inside an Auburn residence hall. Two other Tigers players were also arrested and the cases were sent to a grand jury last week.
Auburn police say up to $8,000 worth of electronics were stolen, including video game consoles and computers. At least one of the victims is reported to be a teammate. Police say all three confessed to the burglaries but “tried to minimize his role in the break-ins when questioned.”
A junior-to-be, Daniel started two games last season for the Tigers and shared the team lead with 17 quarterback hurries.
He was a five-star recruit coming out of Avon, earning first-team All-State honors, and was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game.
Daniel is the second member of the 2012 Super Team to run afoul of the law this offseason. Former Ben Davis and IU safety Antonio Allen was dismissed by the Hoosiers program following his arrest on drug dealing charges.