JT Daniels Transfers to Georgia
Former USC Trojan, JT Daniels has decided to transfer from Southern Cal to the University of Georgia. Daniels announced his decision to transfer in April. He decided to leave Southern Cal after suffering a season-ending knee injury early in the 2019 season. Daniels confirmed the move on his Twitter account today.
Georgia accepted a graduate transfer Jamie Newman out of Wake Forrest this offseason and he is widely expected to start the 2020 season for the Bulldogs. Daniels would need a waiver from the NCAA to receive immediate eligibility to push Newman for the starting job in 2020.
Daniels was a 5-star recruit out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. His last year of high school he won Gatorade Player of the Year and Max Preps Football Player of the year in 2017. Daniels reclassified into the 2018 recruiting class and joined the Trojans.
He became the second quarterback in Trojan history to start at quarterback as a true freshman. Daniels passed for 2,672 yards and 14 touchdowns on his way to leading the Trojans to a 5-6 record. He started the 2019 season opener for the Trojans against Fresno State but suffered a torn ACL costing him the remainder of his sophomore season.
Freshman Kendon Slovis replaced Daniels as a starter for the Trojans and won Pac-12 Freshman of the Year after passing for 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns. Slovis secured the Trojans starting quarterback job on the field, forcing Daniels to look elsewhere to continue his college career.
Transferring from USC to UGA ensures that Daniels will still be on a team playing the Crimson Tide this season as UGA ventures to Alabama on week three of the upcoming season.