Daniels Now Officially A Mountaineer

JT Daniels

The unofficial verbal commitment is now a binding Letter of Intent. Georgia quarterback J.T. Daniels announced his intent to transfer to West Virginia a few weeks ago. Tuesday WVU football coach Neal Brown made that commitment official, announcing that Daniels, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound, senior quarterback from Irvine, California, has signed a grant-in-aid with the Mountaineers.

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 J.T. Daniels

Sr., QB, 6-3, 210, Irvine, California/Mater Dei Catholic/USC/Georgia

2021 (r-Jr.) – Georgia: Played for coach Kirby Smart at Georgia Was 7-0 as the starting quarterback during his tenure with the Bulldogs Member of the 2021 CFP National Championship squad Starting quarterback in three of 14 games, played in six games overall Team’s second-leading passer with 68 completions on 94 attempts, totaling 722 yards and seven TDs Completed 22-of-30 passes for 135 yards in season-opening win over No. 3 Clemson Missed UAB, Arkansas, Auburn and Florida games because of injury Returned to action in reserve role vs. Missouri and completed seven of 11 passes for 82 yards and a TD Started the South Carolina game and completed 23 of 31 passes for 303 yards and three scores Named among 35 collegians as a “player to watch” for the Walter Camp 2021 Player of the Year award Second-team preseason All-SEC, as voted by the league’s 14 head coaches, as well as by attendees at SEC Media Days 2020 (r-So.) – Georgia: Georgia’s starting quarterback in the last four games of the season, winning all four starts Helped lead the Bulldogs to an 8-2 record, including a Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati Finished with 80 completions (119 att.), for 1,231 yards and 10 TDs Completed 28-of-38 passes for 401 yards and four scores, including TD passes of 48 and 40 yards, in his UGA debut vs. Mississippi State Became the 10th quarterback in Georgia history to have four touchdown passes in a game Named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, Maxwell Award Player of the Week and Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 for his performance against Mississippi State, Went 26-for-38 for 392 yards and a TD, leading three fourth-quarter scoring drives in Georgia’s Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati Threw for 299 yards and three TDs in win at No. 24 Missouri Medically cleared to play just days after the Bulldogs’ season opener at Arkansas Participated in preseason camp 2018 (So.) – USC: Redshirted after season-ending knee injury suffered in third quarter of opener vs. Fresno State Had completed 25-of-34 passes for 215 yards before the injury Named to the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll for Fall 2019 2018 (Fr.) – USC: Started at quarterback in 11 games (missed the Arizona State game) Just the second true freshman USC player to start at quarterback for USC in a season opener (Matt Barkley was the first in 2009) Was 21-of-35 for 282 yards and a 43-yard touchdown in his debut vs. UNLV Completed 37 (USC record) of 51 passes for 349 yards and 2 TDs vs. Notre Dame Threw for 322 yards (30-of-48 passes) vs. Texas Threw for a pair of TDs and a 2-point conversion in the second half to help USC overcome a 13-point deficit vs. Washington State Missed the Arizona State game after suffering a concussion the week before vs. Utah High School: Graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High and was coached by Bruce Rollinson Graduated a full year early in order to enroll at USC 2017 Gatorade National Player of the Year Max Preps National Player of the Year PrepStar Dream Team USA Today All-USA First Team Two-time Gatorade state Player of the Year and two-time Orange County Offensive Player of the Year Los Angeles Times All-Area Player of the Year Completed 262 of 365 passes (71.8%) for 4,123 yards and 52 TDs with just four INTs as a senior His 12,014 career passing yards were an Orange County record, as were his 152 TD passes Led Mater Dei to a 38-4 record in his three seasons, including a 15-0 mark, the CIF state title and a final No. 1 national ranking in 2017

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    The unofficial verbal commitment is now a binding Letter of Intent. Georgia quarterback J.T. Daniels announced his intent to transfer to West Virginia
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    #181578

    10-2

    #181601

    Official welcome to Mr. Daniels.  10-2 is way too optimistic in my opinion.

    #181603

    Just trying to balance out some of my own negativity, as well as the overall tenor of the forum.

    Look at it this way, the State of West Virginia now has a professional football team….😉

    #181606

    I guess you’re right on that

    #181621

    I don’t have a clue of what the Mountaineer’s record will be in 2022.

    But, I’m glad the Mountaineers go into a season with a QB that had been through the wars.  Regardless of what some poster’s opinions are the Mountaineers didn’t need a QB from the portal, I think they did.

    From all that I’ve read about Daniels, I think that he may be the best QB available to the Mountaineers.

    Perhaps if the Mountaineers begin playing winning football they may be able to become more selective in who they bring in from the portal.  Now, IMO, they have lost more complete players than the ones they’ve brought in.

     

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