Justin Fields expected to be eligible for 2019 season


The Buckeyes should have no worries about who will be the starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

Justin Fields is expected to be declared eligible within the next few weeks according to Alex Gleitman of 247 Sports.

The nation’s top ranked transfer according to 247 Sports transferred from Georgia to Ohio State earlier this month and reportedly was filing a waiver to the NCAA to be able to play in 2019 instead of sitting a year.

Fields was the backup in Georgia for the 2018 season behind Jake Fromm and played sparingly during the season. He appeared in 12 games, completing 69.2% (27 of 39) for 328 yards with four touchdown passes.

He also ran for 266 yards and four touchdowns and was named to the All-SEC freshman team.

Once he is declared eligible, Fields will likely compete with Matthew Baldwin in spring practice for the starting position but all signs are pointing towards Fields being the starter for Ohio State for the 2019 season.

Fields coming to Ohio State led to the departure of Tate Martell who transferred to Miami (FL) earlier this month. Martell is also filing a waiver to be able to play this season, reportedly citing Urban Meyer’s retirement as to why he left Ohio State.






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