Former Georgia five-star quarterback Justin Fields has yet to be ruled eligible for the 2019 season at Ohio State.
Fields, who transferred out of Georgia and into Ohio State following his freshman season, is appealing the NCAA for immediate eligibility.
The attorney for the talented quarterback had a promising update on his case today.
Tom Bars, the attorney representing Fields, spoke to CBS Sports about his status:
Mars represents Georgia transfer quarterback Justin Fields, who is filing a waiver appeal so he can be eligible immediately at Ohio State. “I spent my career digging up [stuff], taking all the jigsaw pieces and telling a story,” Mars said. “I do the same thing at trial. I’ve done the same thing in the Fields case.” Mars had high praise for Buckeyes’ coach Ryan Day, Ohio State compliance and the entire experience. Regarding the Fields case, Mars told CBS Sports on Sunday, “I think we’re very close to the finish line.”
Fields is expected to receive immediate eligibility at Ohio State and it’s great news for the Buckeyes that his attorney still believes that will happen.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) February 4, 2019
Ohio State has little quarterback depth outside of Fields, so getting him eligible for the 2019 season could be paramount to their College Football Playoff hopes.
The Buckeyes are expected to start the 2019 season ranked inside the top five.