The biggest transfer news heading into the off-season in the nation so far came from the Georgia Bulldogs and the reigning No. 1 overall rated quarterback prospect from the 2018 recruiting cycle. Freshman quarterback Justin Fields made his transfer intentions known well before the Allstate Sugar Bowl kicked off, but it looks like he will play on New Years Day.
This could be a huge detriment to the future of the quarterback position for head coach Kirby Smart and Georgia, but it is something he’ll need to deal with. Fields was the future under center for the Dawgs, but there will have to be greater focus at the position on the recruiting trail now. Some team will be very lucky to scoop up Fields this off-season.
Getting stuck behind sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm on the depth chart is something that Fields doesn’t want to deal with heading into his second year on campus. In all likelihood, Fields will end up somewhere he can start immediately, and not have to wait. Unless something drastic happens for the Horns next season, Fields wouldn’t be in that kind of position on the Forty Acres.
However, in terms of eligibility the separation between Ehlinger and Fields is perfect for the Horns. FIelds would be able to start for the Texas football offense for at least two years if Ehlinger doesn’t play out his eligibility all the way. He is also an ideal candidate for the style of offense that Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck like to run.