Daniels heads from Los Angeles, CA to Athens, GA. The Dawgs land a huge transfer from USC in JT Daniels. Adding yet another star QB to add to their already stacked QB room. In January Georgia landed Jamie Newman, grad transfer QB from Wake Forest, to replace Jake Fromm after the NFL Draft and also have a 4 star recruit, Carson Beck, coming in next year. Beck is the No. 9 ranked pro style quarterback in the 2020 class. Georgia also has 2 other scholarship QB’s in senior Stetson Bennett and redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis. This QB room in Athens will be looking real good for the next couple years.
Daniels is a redshirt sophomore and has 3 years of eligibility left. In 2018 Daniels became only the second true freshman QB to start a game at USC after leaving the high school powerhouse, Mater Dei, a year early. He unfortunately missed the entire 2019 season due to a knee injury but looks to be fully recovered. Now what looked like a sure starting spot for Jamie Newman and even having the 3rd best odds to win the Heisman may not look like such a promising starting job now. I would assume Daniels and Newman fight it out for the starting QB job but I think the job for 2020 the job would probably go to the senior Jamie Newman. Which now leaves 2 years at Georgia for Daniels, a QB like Daniels is what Georgia really needs. I expect huge things from JT Daniels in 2021 and maybe even 2020. The freshman year of Jake Fromm he played out of this world leading the Dawgs to the National Championship and then he unfortunately never played like that again during his time at Georgia. A consistent good QB like Daniels alongside the great Georgia defense will be a scary sight for opposing teams in the future. I believe once Daniels gets to run this Georgia offense he will be a Heisman winner and play in a National Championship game. It was only 2 years ago that he was a 5 star recruit ranked as the No. 2 QB in his class behind the great Trevor Lawrence. There are big things coming for Daniels in Athens and he may just be the savior to break the 40 year National Championship cold streak.
By Andrew Kalb