Former USC QB JT Daniels awarded immediate eligibility at Georgia

Adam Grosbard
Los Angeles Daily News

JT Daniels will get to play football a year earlier than expected.

The former USC quarterback has been granted a waiver for immediate eligibility to play at Georgia in the 2020 season, he announced on Twitter.

JT Daniels

The waiver means that Daniels will have three years of eligibility rather than two to complete his college career.

“I will not comment on the waiver or transfer, but look forward to a great 2020 season with my teammates,” Daniels tweeted.

Daniels started as a true freshman at USC in 2018, completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He won the starting job ahead of 2019 but suffered a torn ACL in the season opener that ended his campaign.

In his absence, true freshman Kedon Slovis established himself as the first-string quarterback at USC. While the Trojans were willing to keep the quarterback competition open for Daniels when he returned from rehab in fall camp, Daniels opted to transfer, picking Georgia in late May.

At Georgia, Daniels will compete with Wake Forest grad transfer Jamie Newman for the starting job in 2020. Last season, Newman completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for the Demon Deacons.