By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Justin Fields as announced he will transfer to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Fields will have to sit out the 2019 season due to the NCAA mandated transfer role.
He’s going to try to become eligible immediately. The NCAA will have to approve his request for him to play right away.
Fields will then have three years left of eligibility. The Buckeyes are expected to lose starter Dwayne Haskins to the NFL Draft.
If he is granted eligibility right away, he will compete with Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin for the starting position. New head coach Ryan Day will ultimately make that decision.
When he was being recruited, he was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country in the Class of 2017.
Fields has worked with Quarterback guru Quincy Avery. He is credited with working with Haskins.
Haskins and Fields have reportedly known each other. Fields reached out to Haskins after he announced his plans to transfer.
This season, he was the backup to sophomore starter Jake Fromm. He did see action in 12 games, though.
Fields went 27 of 39 for 328 yards. He also had four touchdowns.
He also had 42 carries for 266 yards with an additional four touchdowns. He also one reception for -10 yards.