Jayden Daniels started 29 of 30 games at Arizona State over the last three years, but that tenure is officially over as the former Sun Devils starter plans to finish out his collegiate career at LSU.
Daniels is expected to be in Baton Rouge in time to start spring football with his new team. He finished his undergraduate degree from Arizona State in December and was still taking classes to maintain his eligibility.
He was also reportedly considering Missouri.
Daniels will wear No. 5, the same one he wore with the Sun Devils. His Instagram account boasts a picture of him donning an LSU uniform with that number. The school also sent out word on social media confirming the addition of Daniels.
Daniels’ experience would likely give him the edge in the competition for a starting spot, with other candidates including redshirt senior Myles Brennan, redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier and newcomer Walker Howard.
LSU is in transition with Brian Kelly, previously at Notre Dame, now at the helm.
“Jayden is an outstanding player who will make our quarterback room even stronger. He’s a playmaker with a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his feet,” Kelly told The Athletic.
Many expected Daniels to look for a change of scenery. He wasn’t necessarily on the same page with previous Arizona State offensive coordinator Zak Hill. When Daniels put out on social media in December he planned on returning, it came as a surprise to most.
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But Daniels did in fact enter the transfer portal last month, the announcement coming after Hill resigned and the school announced new offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas.
Just hours after Daniels’ announcement that he planned on looking for a new school, a video surfaced on social media of…