After two seasons at USC and Georgia, the former five-star guard J. T. Daniels suitable for West Virginia climbers in 2022 after moving there this off-season. Daniels has been injury prone throughout his career, playing in just 10 games over the past three years. During the recent release of the 247Sports video series BlockCollege football analyst Blake Brockermeyer was asked if he thought Daniels would have a “boom” or “bust” in the Mountaineers’ campaign.
“I say boom” Brokermeyer said. “Key to J. T. Daniels has been healthy throughout his career and I think he will be able to stay healthy this season. He reunites with Graham Harrell who was his former head coach at USC in 2019, he has his top two receivers back in West Virginia, all five of his offensive linemen are back, and he has a tight end back.
“So in attack the key for him is to stay healthy, they will push the ball down the field in attack with run and shoot and Graham Harrell known as a great intriguer. Graham Harrell he needs to get his mojo back too, he’s been popular for years and they didn’t do well at USC. I think for both of these guys, this is a huge year for JT and Harrell.”
Brockermeyer’s The Block co-star Carl Reid of 247Sports had a different view of Daniels.
“There’s something missing, we don’t know what it is,” Reed said. “He’ll have to show me on the field before I can buy him.”
Daniels’ two years in Georgia were derailed by injuries before he lost his starting job to Stetson Bennett. But the former USC transfer appreciated his time at UGA. He completed 72.3% of his passes for 722 yards and seven touchdowns to three interceptions in 2021, opening the season as a starting QB. In two seasons in Georgia, he had 1,953 yards and 17 touchdowns on five interceptions with a 69.5% completion rate.
“I love Georgia and Georgia has always loved me since I’ve been here,” Daniels told Pete Thamel. “It was a very, very good and supportive fan base. I am very, very grateful. I had no problem adjusting. I wouldn’t even consider it an adaptation. Everyone here was good, honest and good people.”
In four seasons with the Trojans and Bulldogs, Daniels had 4,840 yards and 32 touchdowns with 16 interceptions.
“The main thing (what I need to prove) is that I can stay healthy,” Daniels said. “If there’s one thing I haven’t proven, it’s that I missed 35 games in three years.”
Despite not starting most of his time in Georgia, Daniels was 7-0 when he was at the center of the Bulldogs. Daniels was a five-star Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei recruit in the class of 2018. He originally signed with USC as the 16th overall in the industry 247Sports Composite and 2nd professional recruiting quarterback. cycle. In the 247Sports transfer rankings, Daniels has a high three-star rating with an overall rating of 89.