ESM has signed junior JT Daniels from University of Georgia for his name, image, and likeness representation. Daniels announced on social media that he was excited to partner with ESM to guide his NIL strategy in both philanthropic and business endeavors. He will be joining NFL players Mac Jones, Nick Chubb, Jalen Hurts, Jonathan Taylor, D’Andre Swift and more.
The 6’3″, 210-pound quarterback is from Irvine, California where he attended Mater Dei High School. He graduated from high school a full year early to enroll at USC. During his high school seasons, he completed 751 of 1,101 passes for 12,014 yards with 152 touchdowns. He was 2017 Gatorade National Player of the Year, MaxPreps National Player of the Year, National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year, USA Today All-USA first team, PrepStar Dream Team, Orange County Register Fab 15 First Team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Gatorade California Player of the Year, USA Today All-California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State First Team, Max Preps Junior All-American First Team, All-CIF Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Area Player of the Year and Orange County Register All-Orange County Offensive Player of the Year.
Daniels started his collegiate career at USC, where he started at quarterback in every game in which he played. He was the second true freshman USC player to start at quarterback in the season opener. He was 21 of 35 for 282 yards and a 43 yard touchdown in his debut. He redshirted his second year at USC after a season-ending knee injury. He was named Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll for Fall 2019. Daniels transferred to University of Georgia where he was the starting quarterback for the last four games of the season. He finished with 80 completions for 1231 yards and 10 touchdowns. He became the 10th quarterback in University of Georgia history to have four touchdown passes in a game. He was named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.