Ex-Georgia QB JT Daniels transferred to West Virginia
Former Georgia quarterback JT Daniels announced on Wednesday that he was moving to West Virginia.
Daniels made the announcement on Instagram after a weekend visit to the West Virginia campus. Daniels had also visited Missouri and Oregon State in recent weeks. He is finishing his undergrad in Georgia and would be a transfer grad for mountaineers.
Shortly after Daniels’ announcement, West Virginia offensive coordinator Graham Harrell posted a short video on Twitter Wednesday from a recent practice in which he shouts, “Let’s go!” Harrell held the same position in Southern California when Daniels played there before moving to Georgia for the 2020 season.
In two seasons at Georgia, Daniels completed 69% of his passes for 1,953 yards and 17 touchdowns with five interceptions. He went 7-0 as a starter.
ESPN first reported Daniels’ decision.
The West Virginia quarterback job opened up after two-year-old starter Jarret Doege announced in December that he was entering the transfer portal. The Mountaineers have three quarterbacks competing in spring training: Garrett Greene, who threw for 147 yards and was the team’s third-leading running back with 297 yards last season; freshman Nicco Marchiol, who signed up for WVU in January, and redshirt freshman Will Crowder.
West Virginia will have all five starters back on the offensive line, but lost top rusher Leddie Brown in the NFL Draft and saw multiple wide receivers enter the transfer gate in the offseason. West Virginia’s offense ranked near the bottom of the Big 12 last season.
Daniels played at Southern California in 2018 and missed most of the 2019 season with a knee injury. Harrell served as the Trojans attack coordinator from 2019-21 and was hired in West Virginia in January.
Daniels transferred to Georgia in 2020, but his injury kept him off the field until the end of the season, when he started the final four games. He opened the 2021 season as a starter for the Bulldogs but was hampered by various injuries. Daniels only played five games last year and was replaced by Stetson Bennett, who led the Bulldogs to the national championship.
West Virginia opens the 2022 season Sept. 1 in Pittsburgh, which also has another former Southern Cal quarterback on its roster, three-year-old starter Kedon Slovis.
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