J.T. Daniels has certainly made the rounds during his college football career. After starting out on the West Coast, he’s been on the East Coast for the past two years. Now, it sounds like he might be going coast-to-coast once more.
After transferring from USC to Georgia two years ago, Daniels went 4-0 as the Bulldog’s quarterback in 2020, winning all three of his starts in 2021. He came into this past season as an outside candidate for the Heisman. However, multiple injuries caused him to miss time, allowing Stetson Bennett the chance to shine. Even when Daniels was recovered, Kirby Smart stuck with Bennett, a decision that paid off for the program with a national championship.
Daniels, the former Gatorade National Player of the Year entered the transfer portal after the season as a graduate transfer so that he can play immediately. The assumption was that the Irvine, California native might want to head back to the West Coast. Sure enough, he visited with Oregon State on Thursday in a move that made a lot of sense given how head coach Jonathan Smith has a track record of developing quarterbacks.
Source: Georgia transfer quarterback J.T. Daniels is on a visit to Oregon State. He’s still expected to decide his eventual destination after spring ball, as he graduates from UGA later this spring and will enroll after that. Missouri and WVU are still expected to be in the mix.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 10, 2022
“Source: Georgia transfer quarterback J.T. Daniels is on a visit to Oregon State,” Thamel tweeted. “He’s still expected to decide his eventual destination after spring ball, as he graduates from UGA later this spring and will enroll after that. Missouri and WVU are still expected to be in the mix.”
If Daniels were to go to Oregon State, he’d be continuing a trend of SEC quarterbacks heading west. Former Auburn QB Bo Nix is now at Oregon, which means we could see them go head-to-head after all.
The news of Daniels’ interest in OSU certainly had some college football folks talking.
— 𝐌𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 (@MikeFPrater) March 10, 2022
Potentially interesting news. https://t.co/UD1a5yXTid
— Nick Daschel (@nickdaschel) March 10, 2022
An offense that ranked 19th in F/+ last year with the entire line returning potentially getting J.T. Daniels to pilot …
Sounds exciting. https://t.co/1WnRbfjDEJ
— Cameron Soran (@cameronsoran) March 10, 2022
JT Daniels vs. Bo Nix in Corvallis on Nov. 25 will be fun. https://t.co/wL8fhF8c3V
— Alek Arend (@alekarend) March 10, 2022
Ohh this would be fun. Daniels in that offense would succeed https://t.co/7u0UGuaU0r
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) March 10, 2022
As Thamel notes, Daniels is expected to make his decision after the spring games and once he’s graduated at Georgia.