Georgia has picked up one other high-profile switch to compete for its beginning quarterback job, touchdown former Southern California starter JT Daniels.
Daniels began for the Trojans in 2018, however misplaced his job to Kedon Slovis after taking place final season with a knee harm.
He announced Thursday that he’s heading to Georgia, which is in search of a substitute for three-year starter Jake Fromm.
“THANK YOU USC,” Daniels wrote on Twitter, linking to an image of him carrying Georgia’s red-and-black uniform. “Excited for the future. #GoDawgs.”
Daniels, who entered the transfer portal in April, will battle for enjoying time with graduate switch Jamie Newman, who left Wake Forest to play his remaining faculty season with a program that has been a constant nationwide contender beneath coach Kirby Good.
Daniels was among the many high quarterback recruits within the nation when he left Orange County’s Mater Dei Excessive College early to be part of the Trojans two years in the past.
He began for USC as a freshman, passing for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions throughout an inconsistent season for him and the Trojans. Coach Clay Helton dismissed a number of offensive assistants after a 5-7 end — the varsity’s first dropping season since 2000.
Daniels received the beginning job once more out of camp final summer season in new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s up-tempo scheme, however the sophomore tore a ligament in his knee within the Trojans’ season opener in opposition to Fresno State.
Slovis stepped into the beginning job and excelled in Harrell’s offense as a freshman, passing for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. The evenly recruited Arizona native was named the Pac-12′s Offensive Freshman of the Yr.
Leaving the Trojans was undoubtedly a troublesome resolution for Daniels, a lifelong fan from the identical highschool that has produced USC greats corresponding to Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and four-year beginning quarterback Matt Barkley.
Daniels’ proper calf is even lined in a big tattoo that includes a Trojan helmet and the famed peristyle finish of the Coliseum, USC’s house stadium.
Georgia now has two quarterbacks with vital faculty expertise. Former walk-on Stetson Bennett, who was Fromm’s backup in 2019, performed simply 4 video games in a mop-up function.
Newman is coming off his first full year because the Demon Deacons’ starter. He accomplished 60.9% of his passes for 2,868 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He additionally rushed for 574 yards and 6 TDs.
Wake Forest completed 8-5, dropping to Michigan State within the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Bulldogs even have two high prospects from their final two signing lessons.
D’wan Mathis enrolled at Georgia a 12 months in the past however suffered a significant setback when extreme complications and sinus strain led to surgical procedure in Might to take away a cyst from his mind. He recovered from the operation and was in a position to work on the scout workforce late within the season.
In December, the Bulldogs signed Carson Beck, a 6-foot-4, 226-pound quarterback from Jacksonville, Florida whose abilities have been in contrast to Fromm’s.
Fromm gave up his final season at Georgia to enter the NFL draft, having led the Bulldogs to a 35-7 report because the starter, three straight appearances within the Southeastern Convention championship recreation, and a spot within the nationwide title recreation to cap the 2017 season.
Fromm was picke d by the Buffalo Payments within the fifth spherical.