Justin Fields is the No. 1 player in the country and announced his commitment to Georgia.
Fields is a quarterback from Kennesaw, Ga. He is the top quarterback prospect in the country and plays for Harrison High School.
Below find all the information you need on the 5-star quarterback,
1. Justin Fields is the No. 1 player in the country
After a dominant showing on the camp circuit, Justin Fields has risen to the No. 1 overall spot in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports composite rankings. In the process, Fields passed up Trevor Lawrence, another quarterback from Georgia. Assuming Fields holds on to the top spot, he would be the first quarterback to be ranked No. 1 overall since Matt Barkley of USC was the top prospect in 2009.
2. Justin Fields is a one-time Penn State commit
Just earlier this year, Fields was committed to James Franklin and Penn State. But on June 6, Fields backed off his pledge and re-opened his recruiting process. He has taken visits to schools that include Florida State, LSU, Auburn, Alabama and his home-state Georgia Bulldogs. He was in Athens for the Mississippi State game in September.
3. Justin Fields has a sister who will play softball at Georgia
Fields comes from quite the athletic family. His younger sister is committed to play softball at the University of Georgia. Fields comes from Kennesaw, which is in the metro Atlanta area.
4. Justin Fields narrowed his decision down to four schools
Fields has four finalists: Georgia, Florida State, LSU and Auburn. And Fields broke down what he was looking for in a school back in late July.
“I’m not really looking at the wins and losses and how the team plays. My main thing is the quarterback position. That’s the position I play,” Fields said.
This fall he has most frequently visited Georgia, and recruiting-industry experts expect him to end up picking the Bulldogs. His top two schools, Florida State and Georgia, both saw their starting quarterbacks sidelined with injuries this fall.
5. Justin Fields has drawn rave reviews from just about everybody
Just about anyone who has seen Fields throw the football has been blown away by his abilities.
“As long as they don’t turn him into a runner that passes,” former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said, assessing Fields’ abilities. “He needs to be a passer that can run. The way college football is right now, his potential is limitless.”
“Justin is the best quarterback I’ve seen in the nine years I’ve been here,” Elite 11 Director Yogi Roth told Chris Kirschner of SEC Country.
Fields, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds, has even drawn some comparisons to former NFL MVP Cam Newton. Fields played on Newton’s 7-on-7 team this offseason.