Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

UGA QB Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State

UGA QB Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State

Fields, the overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, was expected to visit the Ohio State campus on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no transfer has been finalized.

Multiple reports confirm that No. 5 Georgia's back-up quarterback and former 5-star recruit Justin Fields will transfer to Ohio State.

Haskins announced his decision on Twitter, thanking his teammates and coaches at Ohio State.

It has been documented that in September, during a game against Tennessee, a Georgia baseball player allegedly shouted racial slurs at Fields.

Three days into his tenure as Ohio State coach, Ryan Day is making a ruthless move.

Fields helped give Georgia coach Kirby Smart the nation's top-rated signing class a year ago. As Thamel points out, this NCAA rule of an act of egregious behavior at a previous institution would make Fields immediately eligible for the upcoming season.

Georgia's offense used Fields as a utility option, playing him in 12 of 14 games. Fields completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and rushed 42 times for 266 yards and four more scores. He came to Athens thinking he could beat out Jake Fromm. But beyond the Heisman Trophy finalist, freshman Tate Martell is the only other quarterback on Ohio State's roster to play this season.

"Any time you get a win in this league right now, it's something", Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo said.

Ohio State: Matched Michigan State every step of the way until its shooting went cold and it faltered late.

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