Georgia lands former USC Quarterback J.T. Daniels

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Georgia lands former USC Quarterback J.T. Daniels

Graphic from JT Daniels Twitter
Graphic from JT Daniels Twitter

It’s official, the Georgia Bulldogs have landed former five-star prospect J.T. Daniels, who elected to transfer from the University of Southern California after signing his letter of intent back in 2018.

Daniels is originally from Santa Ana, California’s Mater Dei High School, and played one full season with the Trojans during his freshman year. Upon returning for his sophomore year, he suffered a torn ACL and replaced by Kedon Slovis. After losing the starting job, Slovis threw for 30 touchdowns and 3,509 yards in 2019 while completing 72 percent of his passes.

Daniels was the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class, and put his name into the NCAA transfer portal earlier this offseason. Daniels has been linked to signing with an SEC program for the past several days.

As a true freshman, Daniels completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. It is not known yet whether or not Daniels will be able to play right away. It is expected that he seeks immediate eligibility.

Here are the highlights from Daniels’ freshman season in 2018.

If he gets it, he will be competing with the favorite to win the job – Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman, but also redshirt junior Stetson Bennett along with D’Wan Mathis, and Carson Beck. Over the next couple of years, Georgia’s quarterback room will be highly talented and competition is bound to happen.

Mathis is currently a redshirt freshman, Beck is coming up on his freshman year and incoming five-star commit Brock Vandagriff arrives on campus as apart of the 2021 recruiting class. Daniels would have three years left of eligibility left.

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