The Georgia Bulldogs have a battle at quarterback going during camp thus far. After Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman opted out, USC transfer JT Daniels and D’Wan Mathis have been battling for the Week 1 job.

So far, Daniels hasn’t been cleared for full contact, as he suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing for the Trojans last year.

This week, SEC Network analyst — and former Georgia offensive lineman — Matt Stinchcomb said he thinks Mathis is going to make the Week 1 start at Arkansas (via 247Sports):

“I think we are going to see D’Wan Mathis, which is kind of a full-circle conversation because we’re talking about the two transfers to the Georgia program, Jamie Newman from Wake Forest, and then JT Daniels,” Stinchcomb said. “Both coming in, thought to be the front runners for that starting position. And now D’Wan Mathis is seemingly emerging as the likely starter in Week 1.”

Georgia’s defense and rushing attack will likely be enough to get by Arkansas in Week 1, but we’ll see how long it takes Daniels to get fully cleared.

However, if Mathis looks good early in the season, the Dawgs may choose to ride with him as their starter as long as they keep winning.