After dropping a touted 2019 quarterback to Georgia, increasingly indicators are pointing to Ohio State touchdown an much more highly-touted participant on the identical place who started his collegiate profession at UGA.
Not lengthy after the stories of Justin Fields doubtlessly transferring from Georgia first surfaced, and earlier than it was made official that his title is within the NCAA switch portal, hypothesis had Ohio State because the frontrunner for the quarterback’s switch companies. The connection between Fields and OSU, which is predicted to lose starter Dwayne Haskins to the NFL, solely grew in the beginning of the Early Signing Interval after Dwan Mathis decommitted from the Buckeyes and signed with the Bulldogs.
Two days later, the momentum for Fields touchdown in Columbus is simply rising.
Florida State and Oklahoma have additionally been rumored as potential touchdown spots.
Fields was rated by 247Sports activities.com because the No. 1 participant no matter place within the Class of 2018. He spent his true freshman season as the first backup to sophomore starter Jake Fromm.
Regardless of formally notifying the NCAA of his intent to switch, Fields remains to be working towards with the Bulldogs and can make the journey to New Orleans for UGA’s New 12 months’s Day date with Texas within the Sugar Bowl. Head coach Kirby Good and his offensive teaching workers will spend the following a number of days making an attempt to persuade Fields to stay in Athens, though most imagine that may in the end show to be a fruitless endeavor.
No matter the place Fields in the end finally ends up ought to he resolve to switch, it’s anticipated he’ll search a waiver that may give him instant eligibility. It’s believed that Fields will use the racist feedback directed at him earlier this season mixed with the brand new NCAA switch guidelines enacted in April — “instant eligibility could also be supplied to a switch student-athlete, supplied… the switch is because of mitigating circumstances which might be exterior the student-athlete’s management and immediately impression the well being, security and well-being of the student-athlete” — to safe the flexibility to play in 2019.
In that vein, and if he in the end decides to depart, Fields is anticipated to retain the companies of Tom Mars, the Arkansas-based lawyer who has grow to be the go-to lawyer for gamers in waiver instances — together with Michigan’s Shea Patterson earlier this 12 months.
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