When a young man in high school starts down the career path he’s been walking since his bike-riding days, it is noted as impressive.
He found out early. When his passion is Ole Miss sports, it is noted as uplifting. He found out early. When his grandfather is Warner Alford and his great-grandfather’s name dons Tom Swayze Field, it is a noted HOTTY TODDY!
Grant Daniels, like his mother and uncles before him, is adding to the rich history of Oxford High School. He is being assisted on his early career move by an Oxford and Ole Miss mentor to many, HottyToddy.com publisher Ed Meek. And I’d bet young Daniels will continue his family’s friendship with Ed and further his education as a future Meek School journalism student.
But before that happens, he’s got to finish 10th grade! That’s right. Grant’s talent is not in being a generation’s deep Ole Miss Rebel, but rather in his remarkable ability as a fifteen year old to report sports news and information in a concise, crisp manner. Follow Grant this fall as he reports on Ole Miss, Oxford High and Lafayette High football. All three teams are expected to vie for titles and Daniels will be on the field, at the press conferences, and in the field houses. And I can’t help but imagine there will be a couple of Ole Miss secretaries who smile at the sight of Warner’s grandson hustling down the hall pursuing Rebel sports.
John Cofield is a HottyToddy.com writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer Jack Cofield. His grandfather, Col. J.R Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well. Contact John at Johnbcofield@gmail.com.