Justin Fields says Ohio State has more 'player-friendly environment' than UGA
Justin Fields doesn’t want to speak on why he decided to leave Georgia, and with his eligibility for the 2019 season still in the hands of the NCAA, that’s probably a wise decision. But the former five-star quarterback says he’s all business at Ohio State.
On National Signing Day, Fields met with the media to discuss his decision to come to Columbus. Why he didn’t get into the specifics about his decision to depart from Athens, he said that Ohio State had a more “player-friendly environment” than what he experienced at Georgia.
Justin Fields isn’t discussing the specifics of why he left Georgia or his case for eligibility, but said he is hoping to receive a decision “soon” and feels Ohio State has a “more player-friendly environment” after one month here.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 6, 2019
Fields also said that coming to Columbus was a “business decision” and that head coach Ryan Day made no guarantees about playing time.
Of course, with Tate Martell out of the picture, Fields is leader in the clubhouse to land the starting job if the NCAA grants his waiver and he’s immediately eligible. The former five-star gunslinger is the highest-rated prospect ever to land at Ohio State.
Justin Fields: “Ryan Day didn’t promise me anything.” Said he came here to Ohio State a business decision with Day’s background in the NFL.
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) February 6, 2019
Fields also said that he’s not quite sure when the NCAA will have a decision regarding his eligibility, but he hopes one is coming soon.
Last year, Fields appeared in 12 games with the Bulldogs, throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 266 yards and four touchdowns.