Quarterback JT Daniels is hoping the third time is the charm.
Daniels told ESPN on Wednesday that he’s transferring to West Virginia. The Mountaineers will be the third team for Daniels, who entered the NCAA transfer portal after two seasons at Georgia. He also played two seasons at Southern California.
“Going up and down the roster, I feel like they have very, very good pieces everywhere,” Daniels told ESPN. “It feels like a great fit for a quarterback. I feel like there’s a really, really, really good team that I’m going to step into and do my part to contribute.”
Daniels selected West Virginia over Missouri and Oregon State after recently visiting the schools.
Daniels also will see a familiar face in Graham Harrell, who is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Mountaineers. Harrell was the offensive coordinator with the Trojans when Daniels attended the school in 2019.
“It definitely helped knowing Graham coming into it and having a really good relationship with him,” Daniels said. “Knowing that I trust that offense and that system, and I believe in it. I also feel really comfortable with Coach Brown and the ideas that he has and the way that he runs a program.”
Daniels completed 68 of 94 passes for 722 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions in five games last season with national champion Georgia. He battled oblique and lat muscle injuries during the season.
His college career began with promise at USC before a knee injury in 2019 allowed Kedon Slovis to emerge as the Trojans quarterback.
Daniels is expected to battle returning quarterbacks Garrett Greene and Will Crowder and incoming freshman Nicco Marchiol for the starting job in West Virginia. Jarret Doege, who started the past two seasons, transferred to Western Kentucky.
–Field Level Media