Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs smiles as he leaves the field after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. "I also want to express my appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance in getting this matter resolved efficiently and with such a positive outcome for Justin".
Fields' attempt to get eligible right away worked, and now the Buckeyes should be the extremely heavy favorites to win the Big Ten.
Fields also released a statement through Ohio State.
As this news pertains to the Texas Longhorns football program, Justin Fields eligible rule from the NCAA bodes well for the procedures surrounding 2019 five-star California native athlete signee Bru McCoy.
To Buckeye Nation: thank you for your warm welcome.
This comes after Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State last month saying, he appreciates Georgia's fans and football coaching staff for all they "have done to help me progress as a quarterback", but after thoughtful consideration "I've chose to transfer to Ohio State University where I will continue to pursue my undergraduate degree and play football for the Buckeyes". I will work hard to represent you and The Ohio State University in a professional and respectful manner. Tate Martell, who was supposed to battle Fields for the job, transferred to Miami, opening the door for him to start immediately. He wasn't healthy enough to play until midway through the season, but due to the lack of blowouts in October and November, he never saw action. Although he only made brief appearances in 12 games, Fields had four touchdowns on the ground to go along with four through the air. He also ran for 4 touchdowns as well.
Ohio State is looking for a new quarterback to replace the recently-departed Dwayne Haskins, and it could be one of the top-ranked recruits to ever play for the Buckeyes.
Can Ohio State stop the sting of Clemson and Alabama titles?
The dual-threat star quarterback is insanely talented.