Justin Fields granted eligibility for 2019 at Ohio State
Ohio State will have Justin Fields under center in 2019.
The NCAA granted Fields an immediate eligibility waiver on Friday, ensuring that the transfer quarterback will be free to play for the Buckeyes in the 2019 season.
Justin Fields' waiver at Ohio State has been approved. He is eligible to play in 2019. pic.twitter.com/v3lGa4sDsy
— The Athletic CFB (@TheAthleticCFB) February 8, 2019
A former five-star recruit, Fields will be a sophomore when he sets foot on Ohio State’s campus. This doesn’t count as much of a surprise considering the quarterback who had previously been expected to take over sought an immediate transfer as soon as Fields decided he would go to Ohio State.
Fields will almost certainly start immediately, replacing the NFL-bound Dwayne Haskins. It should ensure that the Buckeyes don’t miss a beat at the quarterback position.