Former USC five-star quarterback JT Daniels transfers to Georgia
JT Daniels, a five-star quarterback that played for the USC Trojans, has transferred to play for the Georgia Bulldogs.
UGASports.com first reported on the news of Daniels possibly transferring to UGA. On Thursday afternoon, Daniels tweeted that he is in fact heading to Athens.
— JT Daniels (@jtdaniels06) May 28, 2020
Daniels, a redshirt sophomore, has three years of eligibility remaining. He played in only one game during the 2019 season after suffering a knee injury. To play for the Bulldogs this Fall, he will need to receive a waiver from the NCAA.
In 12 games at USC, Daniels completed 241 of 397 passes (60.7%) for 2,887 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Daniels is the second quarterback to transfer to Georgia during the offseason. Jamie Newman, a graduate, transferred to Georgia from Wake Forest earlier this year and would have participated in Spring practices had they not been cancelled.
Georgia now has a total of five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Returnees include senior Stetson Bennett, redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis, and incoming freshman Carson Beck.
The Bulldogs also have a verbal commitment from quarterback Brock Vandagriff of Bogart, Ga., for the 2021 class. Vandagriff is rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports.
Georgia is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.