Greg McElroy explains why he's a fan of Georgia landing transfer QB JT Daniels
The big news from college football last week was former 5-star USC QB JT Daniels transferring to Georgia.
It’s unclear whether he’ll be eligible for the 2020 campaign or not, due to NCAA transfer rules, but the Bulldogs already have Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman in place for this season.
On Tuesday, SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy weighed in on the Bulldogs’ addition of Daniels, saying you can never have enough depth at quarterback (via 247Sports):
“I don’t think you can ever have enough, personally, and JT Daniels, I think… he was a really highly-regarded prospect coming out of high school and right now, to have a guy that’s going to sit and maybe learn your system and potentially take over as your starter a year from now, depending on what happens with his eligibility, I think is a real luxury,” McElroy said in an interview with Dawgs247. “And a guy that’s willing to potentially sit out for a year he’s going through the transfer process. I would anticipate him probably sitting out this year and then him being in a dog fight for the quarterback spot next year. I just don’t see… you look at the transfer quarterbacks who’ve had success of late, transferring sometimes gives a quarterback, not that it’s a positive because in a perfect world, you’d love to not have to rely on a transfer guy.
“You’ve have some home-grown dude that has been in your system for 2 or 3 years before he’s forced into the starting role. That’s not always really available in today’s day and age with how quickly guys are willing to move on, but there have been several guys that have transferred and been able to go on and have a ton of success. I don’t see it really as a negative anymore, especially at that position, knowing that only one plays at a time and it’s really difficult to find the field.”
Daniels at Georgia will be interesting to watch. Whether or not he is eligible this fall, he will draw plenty of headlines in the coming years.