Justin Fields Officially Announces He’s Headed To Ohio State

first_imgJustin Fields throws a pass for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Friday morning, multiple publications reported that former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields was transferring to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday night, Fields made the news official.Fields, a former five-star quarterback, will be headed to Columbus for the spring semester. If he’s able to obtain a hardship waiver from the NCAA, he’ll immediately enter the race to be the Buckeyes’ next starting signal-caller.Fields announced the news on his Twitter account. Here’s what he had to say:“To the college football community and, in particular, the wonderful UGA fans who’ve been so supportive of me this past year:My time at the University of Georgia has given me the opportunity to refine my skills under great coaches and to play with incredibly talented teammates who’ve become like brothers to me. I appreciate what Coach Smart and the UGA football coaching staff have done to help me progress as a quarterback and for their patience and understanding while I thoughtfully considered my future as a student-athlete.I’ve decided to transfer to Ohio State University, where I will continue to pursue my undergraduate degree and play football for the Buckeyes.I’ll miss my teammates more than they’ll ever know, and I wish them all the best as they get ready for another great season. I hope the bonds we’ve developed this past year will never be broken by where we choose to play football or where we end up after college.I will not be doing interviews or making any further comments and would ask that any questions regarding my transfer be directed to (Jerry Emig).”Here’s the tweet:Jeremiah 29:11… pic.twitter.com/7Z3j90Q305— Justin Fields (@justnfields) January 5, 2019With Dwayne Haskins likely turning pro, Tate Martell was set to become the program’s starting quarterback in 2019. That could change with Fields now in the mix.last_img

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