QB Justin Fields, No. 1 overall recruit for 2018, commits to Georgia


Highly touted high school quarterback Justin Fields plans to attend Georgia next year. It all came down to Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, LSU, and Alabama, and Kirby Smart came out the victor. 1 overall player in the 247Sports Composite class of 2018 rankings, announced at a pep rally at his high school that he will play for Georgia. Jacob Eason was the No. 2 QB recruit in the country in the 2016 class, while current starter Jake Fromm was the No. 3-ranked quarterback in 2017.

Even without Fields, Penn State still has the third-best class in the nation.

The Peach State native visited Georgia five times since mid-July - including twice in September - and has now decided to make Athens his official home. He made an official visit to Alabama last weekend.

It seems that Fields will do just fine when he makes that step up next season.

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The onetime Lions' verbal commitment has made a new decision, as he picked in-state Georgia on Friday morning, four months to the day after he decommitted from PSU.

Now for Auburn, what's next at quarterback?

Fields' father, Pablo Fields, said Justin's sister, Jaiden, has already committed to play softball at Georgia, but he insisted that doesn't necessarily mean Justin will commit to the Bulldogs. He's a 6'3, " 221-pound dual-threat maestro who's drawn comparisons to Cam Newton due to their similar physical profiles, skill packages and shared upbringing in the Atlanta metro area.

1-ranked prospect in the country, is staying home.