ATHENS — Quarterback JT Daniels has what it takes to compete and win in the SEC, according to USC beat writer Ryan Young.
Young, who previously covered the Florida Gators SEC Country, followed Daniels’ recruitment to the Trojans and brief career leading up to his commitment to transfer to Georgia made on Thursday.
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“His strength is being decisive, scanning the filled quickly and making competence decisions on where he wants to go with the ball, he’s not going to freeze,” Young told DawgNation during Thursday night’s Special Presentation.
“I wouldn’t say he has the biggest arm in the world. I would say his strength is accuracy, and spearing the ball around and making good decisions.”
The question is, will Daniels be in the mix to compete for the starting job this season?
Kirby Smart has said enough times over that the quarterback competition is open, even though Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman would seem to have an advantage with his experience.
Young said Daniels, a former 5-star prospect and true freshman starter at USC, is fearless when it comes to competition.
But when Daniels entered into the transfer portal, on April 16 as reported by Young on the Rivals.com Network, many thought it was because the one-time transfer rule was expected to be passed last week.
instead, the measure was shelved, meaning Daniels will need to get the same sort of waiver for immediate eligibility that Justin Fields and Tate Martell received last season.
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