What happened with Justin Fields
Justin Fields up and transferred out of the Georgia football program pretty much as soon as he could at the conclusion of the 2018 campaign. It was the loss to the Horns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl that was the last game that saw him suit up for the Dawgs. It did seem like his decision was made well before the reports became official that his name was in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Once the news became official that Fields name was in the NCAA Transfer Portal, the gates opened for his recruitment. The nation’s No. 1 2018 high school prospect was in and out of Athens, GA, in the span of less than a year. But, Fields has so much potential that’s untapped that some of the nation’s top blue bloods pursued him.
Ohio State quickly emerged as a possible favorite to be the next destination for Fields. The early entrance of former Ohio State standout quarterback Dwayne Haskins into the 2019 NFL Draft presented the clear opportunity for Fields to start immediately in Columbus if his eligibility was granted by the NCAA.
What really sealed the deal for Fields to become the next starting quarterback for Ohio State was a fellow highly touted freshman quarterback putting his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal to leave Columbus. Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell was assumed to be the next in line for the starting job, but he is now with the Miami Hurricanes.