Former West Virginia quarterback, JT Daniels, has entered the transfer portal. Is this someone Mississippi State football should pursue?
JT Daniels was the quarterback at West Virginia this college football season, but this guy has played all over the college football world. He started at the University of Southern California, then went to play for Coach Kirby Smart at Georgia, and this season played with the Mountaineers. He has officially entered the transfer portal… Again.
In the 2022 college football season, JT Daniels threw for 2,107 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Not the best of numbers. Not the worst either.
So, should is this a guy that Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs should pursue?
Quick answer: Well, there is no quick answer to this question.
The Mississippi State football team has had a starting quarterback for the last two seasons in Will Rogers III. He has provided the team with a skill set that fits the typical Mike Leach offense… Pass, pass, pass.
Could JT Daniels come in and do what Will Rogers already does? I believe so. I think the most important thing for this 2023 Mississippi State football team is to have a player in the quarterback room that could challenge Will Rogers this off-season.
Who are the guys that are already there that might could do that? Well, I am glad you asked. Sawyer Robertson will be a redshirt sophomore next season, and many Bulldog fans thought he could compete right away for the starting position. That has proven to be false.
Next: Chris Parson, former Florida State commit and rated the 22nd-best quarterback recruit in the 2023 class (led by Arch Manning). Parson is a guy many thinks could come in and compete for the starting job. He adds a different element that no one else in the Mississippi State football quarterback room has… a running ability.
So, let’s come up with an answer. Should Mike Leach pursue JT Daniels? Yes, I think he should. The worst that could happen is everyone in that quarterback room gets better this off-season.