COLUMBIA, Mo. — If Eli Drinkwitz wants an experienced quarterback for the 2022 season, he’ll have to keep shopping around in the transfer market. Former Georgia quarterback JT Daniels made his pick on Wednesday, choosing West Virginia over Missouri and Oregon State.
Daniels, a five-star former recruit who began his career at USC, traveled to Colombia for Mizzou’s spring game last month and traveled to West Virginia this past weekend. Daniels was 7-0 as a Georgia starter the past two seasons, but was sidelined with multiple injuries the past three years.
“Going through the roster (from West Virginia), I feel like they have some really, really good bits all over the place,” Daniels told ESPN’s Pete Thamel. “That seems like a good fit for quarterback. I feel like there’s a really, really, really good team that I’m going to come into and do my part to contribute.”
With inside options Brady Cook and Tyler Macon competing for the job this offseason, Drinkwitz has pursued multiple transfer options in recent months and welcomed two on unofficial visits. Former Arizona State starter Jayden Daniels saw campus in late February before later transferring to Louisiana State. JT Daniels, unrelated, came to Mizzou for the spring game on March 19. The two were two of the hottest QBs on the transfer portal this offseason with JT Daniels easily the best available until Wednesday’s commitment to WVU. Players have less than three weeks to enter the portal before the May 1 deadline to be immediately eligible this fall. In June, the Tigers will add four-star rookie Sam Horn to the competition.