Good news for Ohio State, Justin Fields will be hitting the field for the Buckeyes in 2019. That decision was made official by the NCAA on Friday.
Fields left Georgia after signing with the Bulldogs as a five-star member of the program’s 2018 recruiting class. As a true freshman, Fields was never able to crack the starting lineup in Athens thanks to the play of sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, Fields announced he was leaving Georgia.
Ohio State was quickly announced as the destination for Fields, following Dwayne Haskins’ decision to leave school early for the 2019 NFL Draft. Following his decision to transfer to Ohio State, Fields hired an attorney and planned to fight for his immediate eligibility.
It has been reported that Fields waiver had to do with the culture in Athens, which his attorney was planning to argue was in question following an incident where a member of the Georgia student body yelled a racial slur during a home football game last fall. That student was a member of the baseball team at Georgia and was booted from the baseball team following the ugly incident.
While Ohio State has not named Fields as its starting quarterback, the former five-star recruit and top dual-threat QB in the nation is likely to earn that nod this offseason in Columbus.