Former Georgia Quarterback JT Daniels Announces Transfer Decision
By Jason Hall
April 13, 2022
Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels has made a decision on his college football feature.
Daniels told ESPN that he plans to transfer to West Virginia University and had already informed Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown of his decision on Wednesday (April 13) morning.
"Going up and down the roster, I feel like they have very, very good pieces everywhere," Daniels said during a phone interview. "It feels like a great fit for quarterback. I feel like there's a really, really, really good team that I'm going to step into and do my part to contribute."
Daniels, a former 5-star prospect, will join his third NCAA team, having initially signed with USC in 2018 before transferring to Georgia in 2020.
The Santa Ana native went 7-0 as a starter for the Bulldogs during the past two seasons, but was sidelined early in the 2021 season due to injuries and replaced by Stetson Bennett IV, the offensive MVP of Georgia's 33-18 win against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, who will resume the starting role while returning for his senior season in 2022.
Daniels ranked as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback, No. 2 player from the state of California and the No. 16 overall prospect for the 2018 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback chose West Virginia over Missouri and Oregon State, having visited all three campuses during the past few weeks.
Daniels said the Mountaineers returning five starting offensive lineman with 107 combined career starts in 2022 played a major factor in his decision, as did the chance to reunite with offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, who had previously held the same position during Daniels' second season at USC.
"It definitely helped knowing Graham coming into it and having a really good relationship with him," Daniels said of his familiarity with Harrell's Air Raid offensive scheme via ESPN. "Knowing that I trust that offense and that system, and I believe in it. I also feel really comfortable with Coach Brown and the ideas that he has and the way that he runs a program."
Daniels said he enjoyed his visit to Morgantown, which he said was similar to Georgia's campus, noting that it "feels very Athens-ish, which is a quintessential college town (and) which I have really, really enjoyed living in."