Jayden Daniels, former QB at Arizona State, transfers to LSU

Jayden Daniels, a former Arizona State quarterback, is moving to LSU. He will compete for the starting job in Brian Kelly's first season as Tigers coach.

Jayden Daniels, former QB at Arizona State, transfers to LSU

Kelly stated Sunday that Jayden was an outstanding player and will help make our quarterback room stronger. He's a playmaker who has a strong arm and can make plays with his feet. Jayden is a great addition to our program. We continue to build a list of student-athletes that will compete on the field for championships and work hard in the classroom to earn a degree.

Daniels joined the transfer portal after Arizona State had fired its offensive coordinator during an NCAA investigation.

For the past three seasons, he has been Arizona State's starting quarterback. He has thrown for 6,025 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 29 games.

After the NCAA granted an additional year to all athletes competing during the 2020 pandemic, the junior still has two years of eligibility.

He'll be LSU's most experienced quarterback when it comes time to play. Kelly hired Myles Brennan in December, but Brennan was only able to enter the transfer portal for a short time. He has suffered injuries both seasons.

LSU has five-star freshman Walker Howard and redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier as quarterbacks.

In September, Arizona State admitted that it was cooperating with the NCAA in an inquiry into possible recruiting violations.

Since then, Coach Herm Edwards has resigned most of his staff, including Antonio Pierce and Zak Hill, the offensive coordinator.

After an 8-5 season, the Sun Devils finished second in Pac-12 South at 3-3.