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Georgia Transfer Quarterback J.T. Daniels Granted Immediate Eligibility

Former USC quarterback J.T. Daniels says he has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA following his transfer to the University of Georgia this offseason. Were it not for the fact that the season itself is in doubt, this would likely be the biggest story in the SEC heading into 2020.

Daniels spent two seasons at USC after entering the Trojans' program as a five-star prospect and the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class, behind only Clemson star Trevor Lawrence.

He put up respectable numbers as a freshman, completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. However, Daniels did not have a chance to improve upon those stats in 2019, suffering a season-ending knee injury in USC's season opener vs. Fresno State.

Daniels's immediate eligibility at Georgia is of particular interest because the Bulldogs also landed Wake Forest graduate transfer quarterback Jamie Newman this offseason, who has been mentioned by some as a dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate following a season in which he threw for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Demon Deacons.

If Kirby Smart decides to use both of those guys, the Dawgs could have a formidable one-two punch behind center — though I'm sure Smart and Georgia fans would much rather have one clearly rise above the other and establish himself as the guy. Either way, Georgia should be set at quarterback in 2020.

I long for the days when we would be talking about UGA's quarterback battle instead of coronavirus, but here we are. Let's hope things take a turn for the better and allow us to have that conversation in fall camp leading into the 2020 season.