Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Announces NFL Draft Decision

Mae Harvey
January 8, 2019

He threw for 328 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. But the most impressive stat may have been that he wasn't sacked, surprising considering Ohio State's offensive line had been riddled with leaky protection and pre-snap penalties all season. Tate Martel and Matthew Baldwin appear to be Fields' strongest competition on the Ohio State depth chart if he is granted immediate eligibility.

Fields came to Georgia out of Harrison High School in Kennesaw.

With Fields heading to Ohio State, it appears that he will be in a competition with former 4-star quarterback Tate Martell, as Ohio State's 2018 starter, Dwyane Haskins, appears headed to the National Football League draft.

Fields did not play in Tuesday night's Allstate Sugar Bowl where Georgia lost to Texas, 28-21.

Fields was the subject of racially bigoted comments made by a Georgia baseball player during a September 29 win against Tennessee, which led to that player's dismissal from the program after an internal investigation. Eason did sit out the 2018 season, where as Fields intends to apply for a waiver to make him immediately eligible. Both are close and have trained with quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery. Fields announced the transfer after he was expected to visit the Ohio State campus earlier Friday.

The Buckeyes landed Georgia backup quarterback Justin Fields, a highly touted recruit who spent the season backing up Bulldogs' starter Jake Fromm. At the time, Haskins said he hadn't made a decision.

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