Morgantown, West Virginia – It’s finally happening! After weeks of speculation and visits to two other universities (Oregon State and Missouri), five star quarterback JT Daniels will arrive in Morgantown and step on campus at West Virginia University this weekend.
While Daniels has kept his previous visits quiet and low-key, The Voice of Motown has photographers set up at the football facilities and throughout the WVU campus to document his trip. In addition, VOM is closely monitoring FlightRadar24 for incoming flights to the Northcentral West Virginia area.
Daniels, a quarterback from Irvine, California, initially committed to play for USC out of high school before transferring to Georgia, and is now one of the most highly-ranked transfers in the nation.
Daniels, a 6’3 junior, played for new West Virginia offensive coordinator Graham Harrell at USC as a freshman and will have two full years of eligibility remaining. Daniels would be the perfect transition quarterback to step in and start for the Mountaineers while the team’s talented young players – Nicco Marchiol, Will “Goose” Crowder and Garrett Greene – all develop.
In addition, it would set up a matchup in the Backyard Brawl featuring Kedon Slovis, USC’s starting quarterback last season, and Daniels, who battled Slovis for playing time as a freshman.
Daniels has already visited both Oregon State and Missouri over the past month and enjoyed his time at both universities. However, West Virginia has the connection to Harrell, the potential huge matchup against his former teammate in the season opener, and he will likely face less experienced competition in the quarterback room with the Mountaineers than he would at Oregon State or Missouri.
Last season, Daniels had 722 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in limited action. Although West Virginia landing Daniels is far from a certainty, Neal Brown is likely not completely comfortable heading into the 2022-2023 season with only Marchiol, Crowder and Greene, despite what he’s said during spring drills.
Adding a player of the caliber of JT Daniels would instantly make the Mountaineers a real contender in the Big 12 Conference next season and give them the very best chance of beating a really tough Pitt Panthers team in the Backyard Brawl.