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NCAAF - US Sports: Daniels adds more depth to LSU QB options

LSU have added former Arizona State starter Jayden Daniels to an already-crowded quarterback room with their latest piece of offseason recruitment via the transfer portal.

The Tigers, 66/1 to win the NCAAF Championship next season under new coach Brian Kelly, now have four QBs with the potential to start in 2022.

QB battle is on at LSU

Myles Brennan, who suffered a season-ending injury during preseason training camp last summer, performed a u-turn on his decision to enter the transfer portal and will return for his sixth year in Baton Rouge.

The Tigers also have redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier and freshman Walker Howard, who committed to the Tigers in the 2022 class and enrolled in school this January, as further options at the position.

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Daniels makes the cut

Daniels started 29 games for Arizona State over the last three years, but his 2021 campaign failed to hit the heights of his breakout 2019 season.

He threw for 2,943 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions as a freshman, but tallied as many picks as touchdowns this past season as the Sun Devils finished 8-5 on the year.

One attribute that could set him apart from the other contenders for LSU's starting role during spring practice is his ability to make plays with his legs after Daniels rushed for 710 yards and six touchdowns last season.

"Jayden is an outstanding player who will make our quarterback room even stronger," said Tigers coach Kelly in a press release.

"He's a playmaker with a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his feet. We are excited to welcome Jayden to our program as we continue to build a roster of student-athletes who will compete for championships on the field and work just as hard in the classroom to earn their degree."

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