How Miami football could benefit from QB dominoes at USC and Georgia

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The transfer of J.T. Daniels from USC to Georgia and subsequent commitment of four-star 2021 QB Miller Moss to the Trojans has the potential of creating a domino effect for both schools. The Miami football program could benefit from the fallout.

The transfer by former five-star quarterback J.T. Daniels from USC to Georgia was a curious one. Daniels will have three years and immediate eligibility to play in Athens but is likely to be behind Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman on the depth chart in 2020. The Miami football team could benefit from Georgia and USC QB shuffling.

The projection is that Daniels will back up Newman in 2020 and would then have two seasons to play for the Bulldogs beginning in 2021. Daniels played in 11 games for USC in 2018 completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,672 yards, 14 TDs and 10 interceptions. A torn ACL in the Trojans season opener in 2019 ended his season.

Kedon Slovis replaced Daniels and completed 71.9 percent of his passes for 3,502 yards, 30 TDs and nine interceptions. Slovis is the present for USC at QB. USC has two QBs four-star QBs Jake Garcia and Miller Moss committed for 2021. The Miami football program has recruited both Garcia and Moss heavily.

Garcia seemed to be leaning towards Miami after a visit in the summer of 2019. The flip of 2020 QB Bryce Young from the Trojans to Alabama eventually seemed to lead to Garcia’s decision to commit to USC last fall. The recent commitment of Moss could change all that. A few QBs remain on Miami’s 2021 radar.

Andrew Ivins of Inside the U

reported on Thursday that Miami has continued to be in contact with Garcia for a few weeks. Ivins reported that several analysts on the West Coast believe that Garcia will stick with his commitment to USC even with Moss joining the Trojans 2021 recruiting class.

Miami is also still in on four-star Texas QB commit Jalen Milroe from Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Milroe plays for the same seven-on-seven team as current Miami QB D’Eriq King. Ivins reported that Milroe remains a priority for the Hurricanes coaching staff. Another QB to keep an eye on is Georgia commit Brock Vandagriff.

If Vandagriff signs with Georgia he would likely have to sit two years behind Daniels before becoming the starter. One of those seasons could be a redshirt year in 2021. Vandagriff told Dawgs247 that “There is always gonna be competition at a place like UGA…That’s why people come to play here. Go Dawgs!”

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Vandagriff seems committed to the Bulldogs and the Bogart, Georgia product seems committed to staying close to home. Miami has offered Vandagriff a scholarship as have about 20 other schools. Vandagriff is likely an extreme longshot for Miami but with six and a half months remaining until signing day watch the QBs.