SEC Network analyst DJ Shockley reacts to speculation that Georgia may land USC transfer QB JT Daniels
Just when it appeared as if Georgia was going to be satisfied heading into the 2020 college football season with Jamie Newman under center, the latest speculation out of Athens is that Kirby Smart’s program is close to adding USC transfer signal-caller, JT Daniels.
This news was first reported by Jake Reuse of Rivals.
Following the mounting speculation surrounding Daniels, former Georgia starting quarterback and current SEC Network analyst DJ Shockley has weighed in on the Bulldogs potentially adding another transfer quarterback this offseason.
“Competition at its highest level at its top spot…..QB!!! Only good can come from good competition,” Shockley said on Twitter.
Shockley certainly knows what he’s talking about as waited patiently in Athens behind David Greene and didn’t start for the Bulldogs until his senior season. While that was a different era of college football, the move paid off for Shockley, as he threw for 2,588 yards with 24 touchdowns and only five interceptions during his senior season, leading the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record on the field.
If Daniels does indeed transfer to Georgia, it’s important to note he would be ineligible, due to current transfer rules, unless he was granted a waiver by the NCAA. The redshirt sophomore started his true freshman season at USC despite leaving high school a year early and not making it to campus in time for spring football.
Daniels was rated as the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2019 recruiting cycle prior to reclassifying to the 2018 class.