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ESPN Names 3 Schools As Potential Transfer Options For Georgia QB Justin Fields

Justin Fields throws a pass for Georgia.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Earlier tonight, USA Today's Dan Wolken reported that Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields is planning on transferring. Fields was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2018 class.

Now, a new report from ESPN's Mark Schlabach indicates that Fields leaving isn't a done deal. Schlabach cites a source saying it is something that has been discussed but that Fields could ultimately return to Georgia.

Schlabach added that Fields practiced today and is expected to play in the Sugar Bowl.

However, if Fields does decide to leave, Schlabach named three schools as potential destinations:

The source said that Fields and his father have had multiple meetings with Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart about his future over the past few weeks, and that Fields hasn't formally requested a transfer, nor has he been placed in the NCAA's transfer portal, which notifies other schools that he's interested in leaving.

Sources told ESPN that Fields might consider Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma if he decides to leave.

Of course, as Schlabach writes, Fields is still technically part of the Georgia program. If he were to transfer though, these three choices make some sense.

Fields visited Florida State multiple times before ultimately deciding on Georgia, though he did so when Jimbo Fisher was still coaching the Seminoles.

Ohio State is likely losing Dwayne Haskins to the NFL, but the Buckeyes have highly-touted Tate Martell behind him. Ryan Day is said to be high on Martell, but adding Fields to the fold might be too good of an opportunity to pass up.

As for Oklahoma, well, they are about to lose Kyler Murray to baseball or the NFL or both. There is a chance for immediate playing time in Norman, which would work out if Fields is able to secure an NCAA waiver to play immediately, should he transfer.

Other schools that could be fits for Fields include Mississippi State, where former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is the head coach. Fields was a onetime Penn State commit. LSU was involved with Fields in high school, and Jimbo Fisher, who tried to recruit him to FSU, is now at Texas A&M.

Florida and Miami might also want to kick the tires on Fields as well, considering the uncertainty at the QB position at both places.