Mater Dei quarterback JT Daniels claimed as late as mid-December he would return to the school for his senior season. But everyone knew at USC that Daniels was graduating early, they just did not say it in public.
USC quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis confirmed this week that Daniels told USC well in advance.
“It was awhile back,” Ellis said. “Him and his dad came to us with it. We told him, you’ve got to talk to (Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson) and those things got settled. We’re fired up to have him now. (But) it was awhile back.”
This will further frustrate all the high school media that asked Daniels and got denials he would ever leave Mater Dei for USC.