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Ohio State Insider Provides Update On Justin Fields' Eligibility

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)

Earlier this month, former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced his plans to transfer to Ohio State. After Dwayne Haskins announced his plans to enter the 2019 NFL draft, Fields revealed his transfer to play for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes.

With Fields in the fold, backup quarterback Tate Martell left the team and announced his transfer to Miami. While the Buckeyes have Fields in their plans for the 2019 season, he still needs to gain eligibility from the NCAA in order to play this season.

Ohio State insider Alex Gleitman revealed an update on Fields' eligibility. "I'm hearing news on that front could be coming in the next few weeks," Gleitman said.

The expectation is that Fields will be eligible for the upcoming season as he seeks a hardship waiver from the NCAA. It's big news for the Buckeyes, who are counting on Fields to be on the field in 2019.

Fields backed up Georgia starter Jake Fromm for the 2018 season, but didn't want to sit behind Fromm for another year before showing what he could do on the field.

As a result, he transferred to Ohio State and will have the chance to compete for a starting role under the offensive-minded Ryan Day who led Dwayne Haskins to several Big Ten records in 2018.