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Justin Fields Reveals Why He Initially Committed To Penn State

Justin Fields warms up before an Ohio State football game at Nebraska.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. on Saturday evening.

Justin Fields is set to lead the Buckeyes' offense against the Nittany Lions. The Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback will look to follow up on his big Week 1 performance against Nebraska.

This is somewhat of a personal matchup for Fields, who was once committed to Penn State. The five-star quarterback recruit committed to the Nittany Lions in December of 2016. He later de-committed, committed to Georgia and ended up transferring to Ohio State.

Fields admitted in an interview with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit that he initially committed to James Franklin's program because it beat Ohio State. Penn State knocked off the Buckeyes in an epic 24-21 game in October of 2016.

Now, Fields is set to take on the program he was once committed to.

It’s really like breaking up with your girlfriend,” Fields said of his de-commitment decision. “If you have a good relationship with her, you might have to because of circumstances.”

That's all in the past now, though.

Ohio State and Penn State are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ABC.