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. His 50 touchdown passes this season broke Drew Brees' single-season Big Ten mark, to go with a 70-percent completion rate and almost 5,000 passing yards.
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According to the report, confirmed by 247Sports.com, Fields was expected on campus in Columbus on Friday afternoon and is set to move in over the weekend ahead of the resumption of classes at the university.
Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes an expected jump to the NFL. Day has been with the program as a quarterback coach and offensive coordinator since 2017. The true freshman was unable to claim the starting job from incumbent Jake Fromm, seeing action in every game this past year outside of the Sugar Bowl.
Ohio State and Georgia are not scheduled to play each other at any point in the near future, though there is always the chance the two teams could meet in the College Football Playoff. Georgia also has a commitment from 4-star quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, but he is yet to sign a letter of intent.