Justin Fields considered transferring back to Georgia after arriving at Ohio State
Former Georgia QB Justin Fields is playing like a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate at Ohio State.
However, the ex-Bulldog almost didn’t stay in Columbus. Per a report from The Columbus Dispatch, Justin’s father, Pablo, said Justin considered transferring back to Georgia over the summer. Remember, Fields went through spring football with the Buckeyes after enrolling in January.
That didn’t come to pass, though. Justin said he quickly made some friends and started to feel comfortable with things at Ohio State:
“He just told me to stay in it, to pray about it and just trust in God,” Justin Fields said. “It was crazy because the next day I met a few friends, and I felt comfortable from there.”
Coach Ryan Day and Ohio State fans are thrilled he decided to stay, as he has looked dynamic leading the Buckeyes’ high-octane offense.
Fields has helped Ohio State to a top ranking this season, and some think the Buckeyes are the No. 1 team in the nation, despite what the Associated Press Poll says. The quarterback has thrown for 1,492 yards and 22 touchdowns, and he’s also added 291 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.
The Buckeyes take on Wisconsin Saturday in the Big Ten.