4 impacts Justin Fields’ transfer has on Buckeyes

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Multiple sources told The Athletic that things were looking good for Ohio State to land Fields, and given.

No. 4 Virginia 65, No. 9 Florida State 52 - At Charlottesville, Va.: Kyle Guy scored 21 points and Virginia limited Florida State to just 15 field goals in a victory.

Fields was a 5-Star prospect coming out of high school but he didn't have much of an opportunity to show off his skills as a freshman.


On Dec. 19, head coach Kirby Smart confirmed that Fields was exploring options to transfer to another program.

Fields could be eligible in 2019 due to an intriguing loophole in the NCAA's transfer policy, with his lawyers poised to cite "egregious behavior" that made Fields uncomfortable at Georgia and forced his hand.

He said in a statement posted on social media: "As a young kid, I had dreams of playing at The Ohio State since the age of 10 years old".


Fields was 2018's No. 1 recruit in the nation. He is expecting to be eligible right away after submitting a waiver request to the one-year transfer ineligibility rule. Most expected him to take over for Jake Fromm when the time came. Both are close and have trained with quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery.

Fields was the target of a racial slur from a Georgia baseball player during a football game in September.

In addition to winning the Rose Bowl, Haskins finished third in Heisman Trophy voting. Fields completed 27-of his 39 for 328 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his 12 appearances, and he also rushed 42 times for 266 yards and four touchdowns.


Fields said he would make no further comment on his transfer and referred any questions to the Ohio State sports information department.

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