There have been rumors of JT Daniels reclassifying to come to USC a year early and now things are official. JT Daniels released a video on his twitter account announcing that he will be reclassifying into the 2018 class and enroll into USC for the fall semester. The report was made by Greg Biggins of 247 Sports.
The 6’2, 205 lb quarterback out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, CA has a 5 star rating and was rated as the No. 1 Pro style quarterback in the 2019 class by the 247 Sports composite. Daniels committed to USC over Stanford, Washington, and Michigan back in June and will sign on National Signing Day in February. He also won the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Daniels reclassifying now gives USC a quarterback to add to an already solid 2018 recruiting class. The decision helps the Trojans next season and beyond. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold could potentially depart for the NFL draft after this season and the Trojans only have two scholarship quarterbacks behind Darnold in Jack Sears and Matt Fink. Daniels decision puts USC in good shape for the future regardless if Darnold declares or opts to stay for another year. You can expect Daniels to compete for the starting job next season or in 2019 depending Darnold’s decision.
During the 2017 high school season, Daniels threw for 4,123 yards while tossing 52 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions in his junior season at Mater Dei. He also led Mater Dei to an undefeated season and CIF State Championship. Daniels is an elite talent and coming to a team that is loaded with talent offensively spells great things for USC’s future.