Morgantown, West Virginia – Georgia quarterback JT Daniels entered the transfer portal after the Bulldogs won the national championship this past season.
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.
Now, Daniels is searching for a new home and he’s currently at Oregon State, making his first official visit since entering the transfer portal. According to ESPN’s College Football Senior Writer Pete Thamel, the other two schools that are expected to be in the mix are Missouri and West Virginia.
Daniels, a 6’3 junior, played for new West Virginia offensive coordinator Graham Harrell at USC as a freshman and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Daniels 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.
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.
Oregon State has a good offensive-minded head coach, solid run scheme and good OL. Think that would be a good fit for JT Daniels.
West Virginia would be interesting too. Graham Harrell’s there and you could get JT Daniels vs. Kedon Slovis in Week 1. https://t.co/ggLZmJS5o9
— Antonio Morales (@AntonioCMorales) March 10, 2022
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.
Although this is far from a certainty, Neal Brown is likely not completely 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.