Former USC five-star quarterback JT Daniels has entered the transfer portal, but Washington football shouldn’t be looking to add him to the roster
Washington football’s current quarterback situation includes a true freshman, a redshirt freshman, and a junior who’s thrown a total of three passes. Yet, they shouldn’t go after a former five-star recruit in JT Daniels, who recently entered his name into the transfer portal. While there have been no official rumors that Daniels is even considering Washington, there’s been a lot of speculation on Twitter that Washington should be one of the favorites to land him. And during this weird time without sports, what else can we do besides speculate?
While Daniels is an incredibly talented player, the Huskies have everything they need at the position right now, they just haven’t gotten a chance to prove themselves yet. This isn’t a piece about who’s going to win the job, it’s about why they don’t need to add Daniels specifically. It was a different story a few months ago when we were talking about a graduate transfer in K.J. Costello.
Costello would’ve added a veteran presence to the room, and even if he didn’t win the job, he would have a lot to teach the younger guys at the position after starting for the better part of three years. That’s a very different story from Daniels, who won the job as a true freshman, is a great talent, who injured his knee during the Trojans’ first game of the 2019 season, and ended up losing the job to Kedon Slovis. Both of them are very talented players, but Costello had a little more to bring to the table experience-wise.
Jacob Sirmon should be ready to roll for the 2020 campaign, and with five-star Sam Huard coming in as part of the 2021 class, along with Dylan Morris and Ethan Garbers already on the roster, the Huskies will be set at quarterback for the foreseeable future. That’s a lot of talent at the position, and Daniels would probably end up lost in the shuffle, especially if he were able to compete for the job in 2020.
There’s always a chance he returns to USC, but as for a future at Washington? While it’s always great to add another five-star player to the roster, it might not be the best fit.