Former USC and Georgia five-star quarterback J.T. Daniels has found a new home. Daniels announced this morning that he is transferring to West Virginia.
Daniels chose the Mountaineers over Missouri and Oklahoma State. He visited all three schools recently before settling on coach Neal Brown's program.
"Going up and down the roster, I feel like they have very, very good pieces everywhere," Daniels told ESPN's Pete Thamel. "It feels like a great fit for quarterback. I feel like there's a really, really, really good team that I'm going to step into and do my part to contribute."
On paper, this is a strong pickup by West Virginia. Should Daniels win the job, he'll face Kedon Slovis, the QB who took his starting spot at USC, in the season opener. Slovis transferred to Pitt this offseason.
Daniels began his career at USC and had a strong freshman season in 2018 before tearing his ACL in the 2019 season opener. After transferring to Georgia, he started four games and threw for 1,231 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2020.
Daniels began the 2021 season as the Bulldogs' starter, but again was felled by injuries. Stetson Bennett stepped in and did not relinquish the job, leading Georgia to the national championship.