Georgia QB Daniels cleared, obtainable Saturday
Georgia coach Kirby Good stated Monday that switch quarterback JT Daniels has been cleared from a knee harm that precipitated him to overlook most of his last season at USC in 2019, and he can be obtainable to play in Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Auburn at Sanford Stadium.Bulldogs redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis struggled in his first begin in final week’s 37-10 win at Arkansas, finishing eight of 17 passes for 55 yards with one interception. Former walk-on Stetson Bennett got here off the bench and handed for 211 yards with two touchdowns.Good stated he would wait to call the No. four Bulldogs’ starter for Saturday evening’s recreation (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) in opposition to the No. 7 Tigers.”All I can inform you is that we’ll proceed to work with the entire guys we have got to place the very best man in there that offers us the very best alternative to win the soccer video games,” Good stated. “D’Wan didn’t play as unhealthy because it appeared to some. I assumed he did some good issues watching the tape, and he had some unlucky unhealthy breaks that occurred whereas he was in at quarterback.”1 RelatedDaniels tore the ACL and meniscus in his proper knee in USC’s 31-23 win over Fresno State within the 2019 opener and hasn’t performed in a recreation since. He underwent an arthroscopic process in December or January to scrub up his knee, in response to Good. Daniels joined the Bulldogs as a switch in Might and acquired an NCAA waiver to play instantly.”JT can be cleared,” Good stated. “However I do not understand how a lot that adjustments the image by way of reps and improvement. We’ll be taking a look at everyone throughout the board. JT’s obtained to have the ability to present us that he can perform effectively and do it along with his knee. We at all times thought he can be cleared by this time anyway.”Daniels, from Irvine, California, in 2018 turned solely the second true freshman quarterback to start out an opener for the Trojans after graduating one yr early from Mater Dei Excessive College in Santa Ana, California. He threw for two,887 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, whereas finishing 60.7% of his passes in 12 begins over two seasons at USC.After Daniels harm his knee within the 2019 opener, freshman Kedon Slovis took over the beginning job and handed for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.