WVU lands Georgia transfer quarterback JT Daniels

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Following a visit to Morgantown last weekend, former USC and Georgia quarterback JT Daniels verbally committed to become a Mountaineer Wednesday, according to a report from Pete Thamel of ESPN.

Daniels has played parts of four college seasons. A former five-star recruit, Daniels started eleven games as a freshman at USC in 2018. He passed for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions that season. Daniels suffered a torn ACL in the 2019 season opener for the Trojans.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels (18) on the field during pregame warm ups prior to the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Daniels transferred to Georgia for the start of the 2020 season. In two seasons with the Bulldogs, he played in nine games [seven starts]. He passed for 1,953 yards with 17 touchdowns and 5 interceptions and was 7-0 as a starter at Georgia. A pair of injuries allowed Stetson Bennett to pass Daniels on the depth chart and the Bulldogs went on to win the national championship.

When Daniels enrolls, WVU could have four scholarship quarterbacks on their roster. He will join Garrett Greene, Will Crowder and freshman Nicco Marchiol. Missouri and Oregon State also targeted Daniels in the latest recruiting window.

In Morgantown, Daniels will be reunited with offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. Harrell was the OC at USC in 2019.

WVU will face another former USC quarterback in the season opener. Kedon Slovis recently transferred to Pittsburgh in the offseason.

Daniels will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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