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ESPN Reports Where QB Justin Fields Wants To Transfer

justin fields smiles during a game for georgia

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs smiles as he leaves the field after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart commented on the Justin Fields transfer reports this evening, confirming that the Bulldogs' five-star freshman QB is mulling over his future.

Fields is planning on playing in the Sugar Bowl game against Texas while considering his transfer options.

“He decided he wanted to play in the Sugar Bowl, and I told him ‘absolutely, we want you there,’” Smart said this evening. “Justin is working extremely hard, he’s in the meeting rooms, he’s still rolling with our twos. I’m pleased with his work and demeanor, he has had good reps.”

Fields has been added to the NCAA's transfer portal, meaning other programs are allowed to contact him about a transfer. The former five-star recruit has been linked to several big schools, but one is apparently standing out.

ESPN reports that Fields is "interested" in a transfer to Ohio State.

From ESPN.com:

Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that Fields is interested in transferring to Ohio State, where star quarterback Dwayne Haskins is expected to forgo his senior season and enter April's NFL draft.

Fields, from Kennesaw, Georgia, is expected to apply for a hardship waiver from the NCAA. If granted, the waiver would make him eligible to play in the 2019 season.

Fields has three years of eligibility remaining. If he's granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA, he'd be able to play for Ohio State (or another program) next season.

Ohio State is expected to lose Dwayne Haskins, though the Buckeyes will having a rising sophomore in Tate Martell.