After just one season in Athens, GA quarterback Justin Fields will transfer from the University of Georgia to Ohio State University. Fields will attempt to file for immediate eligibility at Ohio State following racial slurs towards him from a University of Georgia baseball player. The baseball player has since been dismissed from the team.
Fields, a five-star prospect and the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation, was the number two player in the country coming out of high school last year only behind Clemson starting quarterback and true freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence. Despite not starting for the Bulldogs, Fields still was able to make his presence felt as a backup to starting quarterback sophomore Jake Fromm. Fields finished the season with 266 rushing yards, 328 passing yards, no interceptions, and eight total touchdowns. In the ample time he was given, Fields displayed his raw talent and proved exactly why he is capable of starting at a top-tier program.
While current Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has yet to announce if he will leave for the NFL Draft, he is projected to go high in the first round. If Haskins does decide to leave Columbus for the NFL, Fields will most likely have to duke it out with fellow dual-threat quarterback Tate Martell for the starting signal caller spot for next season. An Ohio State team that is recently coming off a 28-23 Rose Bowl win over the Washington Huskies just got another win as the college football off-season kicks off.