After transferring to Ohio State last winter, Justin Fields briefly considered transferring back to UGA.
Fields ultimately decided to stay at Ohio State after getting advice from his father, per the Columbus Dispatch. Here’s the excerpt:
“It’s hard going into a new place where you just don’t know anybody,” Fields told The Dispatch. So he called his father back in Kennesaw, Georgia.
“Justin calls me up and says, ‘Hey, Dad. Come get me,’” Pablo Fields said. Justin’s plan, Pablo said, was to re-enroll at Georgia. But Pablo understood … that Justin was just homesick. He told Justin to give it a couple of more days and then call back if he still wanted to leave — though he had no intention of letting him.
“(My father) just told me to stay in it, to pray about it and just trust in God,” Justin Fields said. “It was crazy because the next day I met a few friends, and I felt comfortable from there.”
Fields, who signed with UGA as the nation’s No. 1-rated quarterback prospect, lasted with the Bulldogs for only one season (2018). He transferred after he was unable to unseat UGA veteran quarterback Jake Fromm.
Fields has No. 3 Ohio State off to an 8-0 start this season.
Ironically, Fields’ new admission may help UGA in recruiting. Other teams are clearly using Fields’ departure as “negative recruiting” against the Bulldogs. Fields’ comment and the fact that his sister still plays softball for UGA both are effective counterpoints to the negative recruiting.