What's Georgia getting in JT Daniels? The QB's talent is evident based on his USC highlight reel
For all the excitement you may have read or heard about Jamie Newman, Georgia just landed a transfer from a quarterback prospect that was viewed by many as the No. 1 prospect, not the No. 1 quarterback — the No. 1 overall recruit — in the nation for the 2019 recruiting cycle.
While he only has one season of film to go off, it’s safe to say Daniels lived up to that hype during his true freshman season with Trojans.
His stats from his first collegiate season won’t blow you away, he threw for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions back in 2018, but you have to consider the fact he was scheduled to be a senior in high school that year.
Like former USC quarterback John David Booty that came well before him, Daniels skipped his senior season of high school in order to reclassify into the 2018 recruiting cycle in order to play for the Trojans. After Sam Darnold left USC early for the NFL, Daniels won the starting quarterback job after arriving in the summer of his freshman season — he did not participate in spring practice.
His debut season may have been inconsistent but by the end of the season, Daniels completed 72.5 percent of his passes (37 of 51) for 349 yards with one touchdown against an undefeated Notre Dame team in the 2018 season finale.
One look at his highlights and you’ll see the talent Daniels brings to the offense in Athens.
Daniels will need a waiver to play immediately at Georgia but if he gets it, there’s a chance he beats out Jamie Newman for the starting role in Athens. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time Daniels has won a QB competition without having a spring camp to gain an advantage.