5-star QB Justin Fields signs with UGA, updates his early enrollment decision
KENNESAW, Ga. ― Justin Fields, as usual, wasn’t showing any teeth Wednesday on early signing day at Harrison High School. He’s not one to break out that big smile for a photo opp. His family can’t even coax him into showing off a few smiles for the cameras.
That changed when his teammates showed up, though.
They came to see the latest member of the Georgia Bulldogs in the auditorium. Fields, the 5-star quarterback, took a lot of pictures. He signed his letter of intent to play for Georgia before the ceremony but had to go back and add the time and date.
It was a relief for him to get it all over with.
Fields signed with UGA and then made a few things pretty clear.
- He is glad to be with the Bulldogs.
- The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect for 2018 will make up his mind next week about enrolling early.
- Coming off a finger injury, he will not take any risks by participating in the Under Armour All-America Game in January. He might attend the game because it coincides with an annual family trip, however.
- He takes a lot of joy in seeing all the prospects who are stacking up for UGA in the Class of 2018.
- There was never really any reason to worry about those late pushes made by the new coaches at Florida and Texas A&M. He was committed to the Bulldogs.
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound quarterback became the third 5-star prospect to sign with the Bulldogs on the first day of the early signing period. Offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer and running back Zamir White were the first of the parade of 5-star signees for Georgia.
Adam Anderson signed about 30 minutes after Fields inked his papers. Anderson, an outside linebacker from Rome, Ga., was the fourth prospect with a 5-star ranking to sign with the Bulldogs but might not be the last. There remain some 5-star targets who could choose Georgia before the end of Wednesday.