JT Daniels Dec 31, 2021; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels (18) warms up prior to the Orange Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game against the Michigan Wolverines at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Former USC and Georgia quarterback JT Daniels announced earlier in the college football offseason that he was transferring to West Virginia to compete for their starting QB job.

West Virginia is set to play their first game of the 2022 college football season on Thursday against Pittsburgh, and the team has officially named its starting quarterback on Monday. According to Brandon Marcello of 247 Sports, Daniels has been named the starter on Thursday in a game that is filled with storylines.

Daniels will be facing off against former USC teammate Kedon Slovis, who was named the starter for Pittsburgh earlier this month after his transfer decision this offseason.

Slovis was the player who supplanted Daniels at USC as the starter in 2019, so the two have some history over the years.

Many around the college football world are excited to watch Thursday’s game between the two quarterbacks in a game that should be action-packed.

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown made a statement on the matter on Monday, saying that Daniels’s decision-making was key in him earning the starting job.

“He’s earned the right,” said Brown via West Virginia reporter Anjelica Trinone. “Decision-making is what won the job for him. I have a lot of confidence in him and how he will start in the opener.”

Daniels has shown a ton of promise throughout his career but has been hampered with injuries during his time at USC and Georgia.

A fresh start at West Virginia could be good for him, but he will need to get past Slovis and the Pittsburgh Panthers, who are currently favored by 7.5 points, to start the season off on the right foot.

[Brandon Marcello, Anjelica Trinone]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.