Quarterback JT Daniels granted immediate eligibility at Georgia
JT Daniels, a five-star quarterback that played for the USC Trojans, has been granted immediate eligibility to play this fall for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Daniels revealed the news on Monday via his Twitter account.
Thank you to the NCAA for granting me immediate eligibility and allowing me to play football this fall. I will not comment on the waiver or transfer, but look forward to a great 2020 season with my teammates.
— JT Daniels (@jtdaniels06) July 13, 2020
Daniels is classified as a redshirt sophomore and has three years of eligibility remaining. He played in only one game for USC during the 2019 season after suffering a knee injury.
In 12 games as the quarterback of the Trojans, Daniels completed 241 of 397 passes (60.7%) for 2,887 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Daniels will compete for the starting quarterback position with another transfer, Jamie Newman. Newman, a graduate, transferred to Georgia from Wake Forest earlier this year and would have participated in Spring practices had they not been cancelled.
Georgia has a total of five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster for the upcoming season. Returnees include senior Stetson Bennett, redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis, and incoming freshman Carson Beck.
The Bulldogs are currently scheduled to open the 2020 season on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. However, the game may not be played due to the ongoing novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Any changes to the 2020 football schedule should be announced before the end of July. Athletic directors from all 14 SEC schools are meeting today in Birmingham, Ala., to discuss this issue, among other topics.