On April 17th, it was announced that JT Daniels was hitting the transfer portal and planning on leaving USC after the emergence of Kedon Slovis. Couldn't blame the guy, he played very well for USC and was only beaten out due to injury and Kedon being one of the best QBs in the nation.
The 5-star QB was rumored to land at destinations such as LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, and FSU. One school left off that list? Georgia.
The rumors started swirling this morning that JT was going to commit to Georgia. I have confirmed that scoop in #ScoopCity. My sources have said JT to Georgia is pretty much a done deal.
JT will not be immediately eligible which makes this move that much better for Georgia thanks to graduate transfer Jamie Newman slotted to start for the Dawgs this year. It is possible that JT is granted eligibility by the NCAA, but I would be shocked if that happened.
Georgia's outlook for the future at the QB position is as follows:
2020: Jamie Newman
2021: JT Daniels
2022: JT Daniels/Brock Vandagriff (top 5 QB in class of 2021, current 4-star)
2023: Brack Vandagriff
That's a pretty good looking future for Georgia. Now, can they open up the offense and become explosive like Alabama? That will be the big question. I keep hearing that Kirby Smart can't develop QB prospects and his offenses stink. It wasn't long ago that that was being said about Nick Saban. Same goes for Ed Orgeron and LSU. All you need is a Joe Burrow and Joe Brady. That's a whole lot to "need," but I wouldn't put it past Kirby or Georgia to stay a contender for the next 5-10 years.
P.s. The "Kirby Smart can't win a big game" narrative also is overplayed. The guy has been in the SEC championship 3/4 years, won one of them, and won a CFP game. He's not Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney, but he may find himself in their ranks sooner than that narrative suggests.