KENNESAW, Ga. — Justin Fields, the nation’s top-ranked player according to 247Sports, lived up to that billing in an easy Week 1 win.
The 5-star quarterback from Harrison High School led the Hoyas to a 44-14 win over East Paulding on Friday. Fields accounted for all six touchdowns for the Hoyas, running for three and throwing for three.
The final 2 Harrison points came via safety.
Fields’ is Georgia’s top uncommitted target in its 2018 recruiting class, but the Bulldogs are in the middle of a strong week on the recruiting trail. Kirby Smart landed commitments from 4-star receiver Elijah Moore and 4-star defensive end Azeez Ojulari earlier this week.
On Saturday, 4-star receiver Kearis Jackson will announce his final decision. He’ll choose between Georgia and Alabama.
Jackson will steal the show on Saturday, but Fields had the spotlight on Friday night and again showed why he’s held in such high regard. For the second-straight year, the state of Georgia is loaded at the quarterback position, and Fields continues to live up to that lofty recruiting ranking.
Fields de-committed from Penn State in June, and is now considering Georgia, Florida State and Auburn, among others.