Georgia transfer quarterback J.T. Daniels was officially named the starter for West Virginia on Monday ahead of the Mountaineers’ battle with Pitt in the Backyard Brawl on Thursday, which was the expected outcome of the battle as soon as Daniels entered the program.
At Big 12 Media Days, head coach Neal Brown raved about Daniels’ intelligence and ability, leading many to expect him to be the guy in 2022.
One of Daniels’ top targets in 2022 will undoubtedly be wideout Bryce Ford-Wheaton, who tied for No. 2 on the team in 2022 with 42 catches for 575 yards and three receiving touchdowns. It appears that Ford-Wheaton is very pleased with how the quarterback battle played out going into the year, as he had high praise for his new quarterback on Monday.
“He throws probably the most catchable deep ball that I’ve ever seen,” Ford-Wheaton said of Daniels. After spending a couple of seasons under Jarret Doege and the 2019 season under Austin Kendall, it appears that the quarterback position might be a unit of strength for WVU for the first time since Will Grier left for the NFL after the 2018 season.
That is terrific news for WVU fans and something to be hopeful for going into a pivotal 2022 season for Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers.