Fields played in all 12 games, completing 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards with four touchdowns, and running for 266 yards and four touchdowns. If Martell is going to be the starting quarterback at Ohio State, he's going to have to earn it.
Fields and Haskins both train with Atlanta-based quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery, who has been an outspoken supporter of new Buckeyes coach Ryan Day for his ability to train and develop players at that crucial position.
With Haskins on his way out and Ohio State entering a new era under coach Day, the program needed a prospect of the caliber of Fields to fall into their laps. Ohio State also has redshirt sophomore Tate Martell and freshman Matthew Baldwin waiting in the wings as well.More news: No quick withdrawal: US tries to restore order to Syria policy
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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. Most expected him to take over for Jake Fromm when the time came. He is expecting to be eligible right away after submitting a waiver request to the one-year transfer ineligibility rule.
Haskins leapt onto the scene as a surprise star, replacing graduate J.T. Barrett as Ohio State's starter in 2018 and lighting up the Big Ten in an unusually volatile season for the Buckeyes. Multiple sources told The Athletic that things were looking good for Ohio State to land Fields, and given.