Justin Fields will be immediately eligible to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes next season.
The news has been broken by college football insider Bruce Feldman, who reports the former five-star quarterback's immediate eligibility waiver has been approved by the NCAA.
Fields released a statement regarding the NCAA's approval, saying:
"I thank God for His guidance during this time of uncertainty. I would like to thank the NCAA for its approval of the waiver allowing me to be eligible to play football this fall. I also want to thank all those who supported and encouraged my family and me during this process."
Statement from Justin Fields, through Ohio State pic.twitter.com/2iuj7nRXAp— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) February 8, 2019
Although there was never too much doubt, this is terrific news for Buckeyes fans, as this all but ensures that the dual-threat QB will be the starter in Columbus next season.
Fields played sparingly for the Georgia Bulldogs last year. He appeared in 12 games, completing 27-of-39 pass attempts for 328 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 266 yards and another four scores on the ground.
With Jacob Eason running the show at UGA, Fields decided to transfer to pursue an opportunity to start. He'll get that chance this fall for Ohio State.