Former 5-star QB, USC starter JT Daniels announces transfer plans
Former five-star quarterback and USC starter JT Daniels has made it official — he’s transferring.
Thursday night, Daniels announced that he will be leaving USC and continuing his college football career at Georgia. He started as a freshman for the Trojans in 2018 and has used just one full season of eligibility after suffering a season-ending injury in the first game of the 2019 campaign.
Daniels will have three years of eligibility remaining when he arrives at Georgia.
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THANK YOU USC ✌🏻
Excited for the future #GoDawgs🐶 pic.twitter.com/ewfhBG3ved
— JT Daniels (@jtdaniels06) May 28, 2020
Daniels would need an immediate eligibility waiver to compete for the Bulldogs in the 2020 season. If not, he’ll be forced to be one the sideline for a year until being able to participate in 2021.
Even if Daniels is not eligible for the 2020 season, Georgia should be set at the quarterback position. Earlier this offseason, the Bulldogs landed a commitment from Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman, who is expected to be the starter next season in Athens.
In his one season as the starter at USC, Daniels threw for 2,672 yards and 14 touchdowns but also had 10 interceptions and completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes. In his lone game in 2019, Daniels completed 25-of-34 pass attempts for 215 yards, a touchdown and a pick.