ATLANTA, GA. — The speculation can end. Justin Fields will be at UGA this month.
He will enroll early. The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect will take part in spring practice and will not flirt with a pro baseball career this spring at Harrison High School.
Fields is expected to room with 4-star UGA signee Kearis Jackson. That’s something Jackson hinted at when he committed to UGA back in August.
Jackson also enrolled early. The 5-star QB shared his news via social media on Friday afternoon. It was not a surprise decision.
Ready to begin the next chapter of my life. I’ve decided to enroll early. Go Dawgs!! 🐶🐾
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) January 5, 2018
Fields ranks as the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat QB prospect for 2018. He was at one time committed to Penn State but backed off that pledge in June.
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound QB took his cuts and laps around the recruiting circuit with trips to Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and LSU but committed to the Bulldogs back on October 6.
The strong student (29 on his ACT; 3.9 GPA) won the Elite 11 QB competition this summer out at Nike’s world headquarters in Oregon. Fields will be the top signee (as far as the rankings go) in this UGA class.
Georgia signed up five other 5-star prospects like Fields in its 2018 group. The Bulldogs currently have the nation’s top-rated recruiting classes for both 2018 and 2019.
Running backs coach Dell McGee was the main recruiter for Fields and a chief catalyst behind his choice. Fields called McGee the best recruiter in the nation on the day he committed to the Bulldogs.
The 5-star QB will no doubt have his work cut off for him trying to earn playing time competing with 5-star freshman QB Jake Fromm during his time in Athens.
Fromm, as you might have seen or read, has guided the Bulldogs to a 12-1 record this season. Georgia faces Alabama in Atlanta on Monday night for the national championship.