Report: Justin Fields likely to transfer to Ohio State
Georgia quarterback Justin Fields has made up his mind about transferring, and it sounds as though the freshman knows where he is heading.
Kyle Rowland of The Toledo Blade reported on Friday that there is increasing momentum for Fields to transfer to Ohio State. One of the reasons for that is that he wants to play for Ryan Day, the Buckeyes assistant who will take over for Urban Meyer when Meyer retires after the season.
Sources: Momentum for a Justin Fields-to-Ohio State transfer is increasing. Ryan Day’s impact cannot be overstated. Fields and those close to him are enamored by a potential pairing with Day.
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) December 21, 2018
Fields, a former five-star recruit, was said to also be considering Florida State and Oklahoma, but it seems like he has settled on Ohio State. That also likely means Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins is planning to declare for the NFL Draft after the season despite recently hinting otherwise.
If he cannot obtain a waiver, Fields will have to sit out the 2019 season. He would still have three years of eligibility remaining after that, and he would be a huge get for Day as the Buckeyes look to turn the page from the Meyer era.
Fields seemed frustrated with his role at Georgia this season, though he should have seen it coming with Jake Fromm in place as the Bulldogs’ starter. It’s somewhat surprising that he wants to suit up for Georgia’s bowl game when he’s leaving the program, but head coach Kirby Smart said this week that he will welcome it.