Morgantown, West Virginia – Although the West Virginia Mountaineers are reportedly out of the running for five star player Jaxson Dart – the former USC quarterback who was rumored to possibly be interested in following his former offensive coordinator Graham Harrell to Morgantown – it was revealed that another outstanding option for the Mountaineers is expected to enter the transfer portal today.
According to multiple reports, “Georgia quarterback JT Daniels is expected to enter the transfer portal after meeting with Kirby Smart, but he may remain enrolled at the University of Georgia until he graduates this spring.”
Daniels, a former five star quarterback from Irvine, California, initially committed to play for USC out of high school before transferring to Georgia. Despite being one of the most coveted players in the country out of high school, Daniels has played a backup role to starter Stetson Bennett for the Georgia Bulldogs, who won the national championship this season.
Last season, Daniels passed for 1,231 yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions (starting the last four games of the season), and this season, he had 722 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in limited action.
West Virginia has been in search of a quality experienced quarterback after Jarret Doege left the team and decided to finish his career at Western Kentucky. The Mountaineers have not only pursued Jaxson Dart, they have also brought the Division II Player of the Year, Shepherd’s Tyson Bagent, on campus for a visit.
Daniels, a 6’3 junior, will have one year of eligibility remaining and 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 developed.
Although this is far from a certainty, Neal Brown obviously is not entirely comfortable heading into the 2022-2023 season with only Marchiol, Crowder and Greene. Adding a player of the caliber of JT Daniels would instantly make the Mountaineers a real contender in the Big 12 Conference next season.
Breaking: Georgia QB JT Daniels is expected to enter the transfer portal
Former 5⭐️ QB in 2018 pic.twitter.com/9Qo0eWfHG7
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) January 17, 2022