Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown announced that redshirt junior transfer quarterback JT Daniels has earned the starting quarterback position for the Mountaineers.
Daniels, a former five star quarterback who transferred from Georgia after playing at USC under West Virginia offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, earned the starting role for a variety of reasons, including his outstanding decision-making, maturity and experience, according to Neal Brown.
“JT earned the right to start,” Brown said. “He’ll be our starting quarterback. Really, decision-making is what won that job for him. He’s got full trust from players and staff. I have a lot of confidence in him and how he’s going to perform in the opener.”
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had similar complimentary words about Daniels today after learning that he was named the starter for the Mountaineers.
“He can make every throw. He’s very cerebral and he makes the right decisions,” Narduzzi said. “He’s just very accurate. He’s smart. He can throw a really good deep ball.”
Daniels will compete against his former teammate at USC, Kedon Slovis, who is now the starting quarterback for Pitt.