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5-Star Georgia QB Justin Fields Will Reportedly Transfer (Updated)

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: Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields, the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2018 class, will transfer from the program according to a new report from USA Today's Dan Wolken.

Fields was a five-star recruit out of Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison High School. He was the top dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 cycle, and the second-rated QB and player overall, behind Clemson's Trevor Lawrence.

Georgia tried to find time for Fields behind Jake Fromm, and he appeared in 12 games this fall. However, his playing time was spotty, and he finished with 328 yards and four touchdowns on 27-of-39 passing and 266 rushing yards on 42 attempts.

Fromm will be back at UGA next season, so Fields would have to sit behind him or split time once again.

Per Wolken, Fields will likely petition the NCAA to become immediately eligible at his next destination in 2019. If not, he'll have to sit a year.

Either way, pick a school out of a hat and they will probably be interested in Fields. He will be one of the most coveted transfers in recent college football history.

Fields held over 40 offers coming out of high school. He was at one time committed to Penn State before he reopened his recruitment and ultimately settled on the Bulldogs.

Update: According to ESPN's Mark Schlabach, Fields is indeed considering a transfer, but still could return to Georgia.

"[Fields transferring] is a possibility, but we expect him to play in the Sugar Bowl," the source said. "It's not done. He practiced [Monday] and practiced his ass off. He's going to explore what's out there. He might come back."

Stay tuned, because this situation doesn't seem like it is over yet.