Ohio State football: Buckeyes expect to land transfer quarterback Justin Fields

Bill Rabinowitz
Quarterbacks Justin Fields (1) and Jake Fromm warm up for Georgia before the Sugar Bowl against Texas on Tuesday in New Orleans. [Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP]

Former five-star quarterback prospect Justin Fields is expected to transfer from Georgia to Ohio State, multiple sources told The Dispatch on Friday, which almost certainly signals the departure to the NFL of incumbent Dwayne Haskins Jr.

One Ohio State source said that while it was not a done deal, “It’s trending that way.”

The source said that because of NCAA rules, Fields is not on Ohio State’s campus yet because paperwork related to his transfer has not been completed, adding that that should be done by this weekend.

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Fields would be the highest-ranked quarterback prospect ever to play for Ohio State, surpassing Terrelle Pryor.

It is highly unlikely that Fields would come to Ohio State if Haskins were to return to Ohio State after a banner season in which the third-year sophomore threw for a Big Ten-record 50 touchdowns and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

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Fields signed with Georgia hoping to unseat Jake Fromm, but Fromm held on to the job after leading the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff title game a year ago.


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