If Martell is going to be the starting quarterback at Ohio State, he's going to have to earn it.
The news had been expected, as Fields name had been in the NCAA Transfer Portal since December 18. Both are close and have trained with quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery.
Therefore, Fields' attorney, Tom Mars can present a strong case that Fields would never have felt comfortable playing baseball at Georgia.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Fields completed 27-of-39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman.
The situation remains interesting especially since transfer Justin Fields could gain immediate eligibility with a hardship waiver after leaving Georgia.
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The high point for Fields this season came against UMass, when he threw for 121 yards, ran for 100 and scored three total touchdowns. Fields did not start a game for Georgia this season.
According to the report, confirmed by 247Sports.com, Fields was expected on campus in Columbus on Friday afternoon and is set to move in over the weekend ahead of the resumption of classes at the university. As Thamel points out, this NCAA rule of an act of egregious behavior at a previous institution would make Fields immediately eligible for the upcoming season.
Dwayne Haskins and Fields share the same quarterback coach, so it makes sense Haskins likely informed Fields of his decision to enter the National Football League - though Haskins has not made an announcement either way. Day has been with the program as a quarterback coach and offensive coordinator since 2017.
There's no timetable for a ruling on Fields' eligibility. Georgia also has a commitment from 4-star quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, but he is yet to sign a letter of intent.
Georgia opens the 2019 season against Vanderbilt on August 31.