ATHENS — The JT Daniels hype has begun, albeit with somewhat of a small sample size and a more limited audience than Georgia football is accustomed to having.
The No. 8-ranked Bulldogs (6-2) find themselves on the brink of elimination in the SEC East heading into a 4 p.m. contest with Vanderbilt (0-8) on Senior Day.
Daniels revealed he had never gone fishing or hunting before growing up in Los Angeles, and his first trip to a lake was last July.
“The biggest difference from where I grew up to here, the first thing I noticed was how much more nature I can see here,” said Daniels, who arrived at Georgia in May. “I drive down the highway, and I can see trees — those don’t really exist in Los Angeles.”
Daniels debuted for Georgia two weeks ago with a 28-of-38 passing performance that netted 401 yards and 4 touchdowns against Mississippi State.
Daniels sounded like the least surprised person in the room in the postgame, to the extent it would be hard to know which team he played on by the tone of his voice in the press conference.
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Smart reeled in the UGA pass game last week. It limited Daniels to 10-of-16 passing for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns — another TD pass was dropped — in a 45-16 win in a name-your-score kind of game over the depleted Gamecocks.