Georgia Bulldogs returning starting quarterback J.T. Daniels is aware of the great potential and the high ceiling of his offense this season. The Bulldogs have added a talented receiver in Arik Gilbert, a 6-foot-5 inch prospect out of Marietta High School to their depth chart, after he transferred in from LSU.
To put things into perspective, the Bulldogs offense will have Daniels at quarterback, James Cook and Zamir White in the backfield, Jermaine Burton, Kearis Jackson, Darnell Washington and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint. Potentially, this will be a loaded offense that is capable of doing a lot of damage to Southeastern Conference defenses.
As Daniels spoke to the media at SEC Media Days Tuesday, he understands and hears what everybody is saying about the offense but most importantly, he wants to win.
“The preseason rankings are what they are,” said Daniels. “I don’t know what they ranked our offense honestly. We just focus on like what we can do in this coming week to be ready for next week, and then next week it’s what can we do to be ready for camp.”
Although Daniels is fine with the expectations of the offense heading into the season, he is not getting too caught up in them and is taking it one step at a time.
“As soon as the horn blows at Clemson, what can we do to be focused next week,” Daniels said. We’re too focused on week to week to take much into consideration.”
Chemistry between a quarterback and his wide receivers is important when it comes to being a championship team. For Daniels, his chemistry with Gilbert is important and says that he is working well to fit in the system.
“There are players who have great talent and like football and then there’s guys like Arik [Gilbert] who have great talent and love football,” Daniels said. “He’s a weekend worker. He does a lot of things that impress you regardless of his talent level, and then you add that to the level of talent he brings, and he’s a special player.”
Gilbert could be what the Bulldogs need this season. In his first season for LSU, he finished with 35 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. If Gilbert is able to establish chemistry within the Bulldogs offense, he could be the ultimate x factor throughout the season.