Despite superstar recruit Justin Fields touching down at Ohio State, Ryan Day isn't handing him the QB1 mantle. Fields and fellow star recruit Matthew Baldwin are set to battle it out well into the summer.
Fields is taking the high road early on, saying that he's just working hard and hoping for a chance to show his stuff as a starter.
Justin Fields meets with media, talks Ohio State QB competition https://t.co/FRsggCIOWJ— Ohio State Buckeyes (@Buckeyes) March 8, 2019
Watched Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin today. Both made high-quality throws. Fields put some 20-yarders on a rope, and Baldwin dropped in some tough deep passes. Both arms appear to be more than effective. Still a lot more to learn moving forward, obviously.— Taylor Lehman (@TaylorRLehman) March 8, 2019
Based on the rumblings out of Columbus, it doesn't sound like Ohio State is close to naming a starter for the season opener against Florida Atlantic. But don't be surprised if the talented Mr. Fields ends up being the man behind center to open up the Ryan Day era.