Report: Justin Fields to transfer from UGA
Freshman quarterback Justin Fields plans to transfer from UGA, according to a report on Monday by USA TODAY Sports.
The report by Dan Wolken states that Fields “…has notified Georgia he intends to transfer.”
BREAKING: Highly-touted QB Justin Fields intending to transfer from Georgia https://t.co/3VEYfspDBI via @USATODAY
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 18, 2018
Shortly after the USA TODAY report, the AJC’s DawgNation contacted Field’s mother for confirmation, but she didn’t provide any pertinent information.
“We’re not at liberty to discuss anything,” Jo Ann Claudrick Fields said via telephone Monday night. “We’re not confirming or denying anything. We have not made any decisions.”
Justin Fields, a 5-star recruit and the top dual-threat quarterback in the country last season, signed with the Georgia Bulldogs last December and enrolled early.
He was expected to do big things in Athens, but he hasn’t been given that chance. That’s mainly due to sophomore Jake Fromm leading the Bulldogs to the SEC Championship, Rose Bowl, and National Championship last season and following that up with a stellar 2018 campaign.
Fields has been used sparingly this season. In 12 games in 2018, he has completed 27-of-39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Fields also rushed 42 times for 266 yards and four more touchdowns.
If he does transfer from UGA, his last play as a Bulldog will be the failed fake punt try late in the fourth quarter against Alabama in the 2018 SEC Championship Game.
Fields’ departure would also leave the Bulldogs with one quarterback on scholarship, Jake Fromm. Georgia does have a commitment from John Rhys Plumlee, a 4-star recruit out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Kirby Smart is reportedly recruiting other quarterbacks leading up to the early signing day on Wednesday.
Update: UGASports.com has posted a new story with the latest on Justin Fields’ possible transfer. It doesn’t look good for Georgia.
Here is the latest on #UGA quarterback Justin Fields and his possible transfer https://t.co/q6gSeuh5GB pic.twitter.com/gq1mLQTcqX
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) December 18, 2018