Justin Fields officially transferring from Georgia to Ohio State

Dwayne Haskins Justin Fields

If Fields can be what the program expects him to, Ohio State could be unsafe again in 2019. Multiple sources told The Athletic that things were looking good for Ohio State to land Fields, and given. Fields announced the transfer after he was expected to visit the Ohio State campus earlier Friday.

This would be a huge get for new head coach Ryan Day.

The freshman Georgia Bulldog entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal in mid-December and immediately caught the attention of several programs.

Ohio State: Buckeyes matched Michigan State every step of the way until their shooting went cold and they faltered late. Fields was the overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class and was highly sought after he announced his intention to transfer last month. 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.

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Riding a seven-game winning streak, No. 8 Michigan State came to Columbus to play No. 14 Ohio State with captain and scoring machine Joshua Langford sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. Both are close and have trained with quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery.

Haskins finished as a distant third to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman Trophy voting, but had a fantastic first and only season as Ohio State's starter.

He is coming off a season in which he accounted for 54 touchdowns for the Buckeyes.

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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