West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels has announced that he will transfer to the Rice Owls. This will be the fourth program that the quarterback has played for with potentially two years of eligibility left. He has played for the USC Trojans, Georgia Bulldogs, and West Virginia Mountaineers in his college football career. While some suspected he would get power five looks he instead committed to the Rice Owls for next year. This could give the team’s offense a serious boost in 2023. Daniels is still looking for the right fit heading into the final stretch of his college football career.
Sources: JT Daniels has committed to transfer to Rice, marking the fourth college stop in his career. Daniels has played at USC, Georgia and WVU since coming to college in 2018. Per @espnstatsinfo, he’ll be the highest ranked recruit to ever play at Rice. https://t.co/SDt0I4oPyT
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This past season with the West Virginia Mountaineers, JT Daniels completed 200 passes for 2,107 yards, 13 touchdowns, and nine interceptions on 327 passing attempts. He also recorded the lone rushing touchdown of his career with West Virginia this past season. The Mountaineers went 5-7 this year and were not bowl-eligible because of that.
The Rice Owls went 5-8 this past season and also missed out on a bowl game. JT Daniels will be the most prestigious recruit to ever play for the program. Making a bowl game would be ideal for both him and the program next season.