The Ohio State Buckeyes have their new starting quarterback in the form of Justin Fields, who transferred to their program after realizing he had zero chance of taking the job from Jake Fromm in Georgia.
Now, he has the rather unenviable task of replacing Dwayne Haskins, who is on pace to be the first quarterback taken off the board in the upcoming NFL Draft. However, both are tied to the hip, as Fields consulted Haskins about transferring to Columbus, which is evidenced by a photo surfacing on social media.
Fields is currently on spring break and is spending his time working out at Thousand Oaks High School in California, alongside Haskins and quarterback trainer Quincy Avery.
Spring break for Ohio State sophomore Justin Fields: Extra work at Thousand Oaks High School in California outside Los Angeles with quarterback trainer Quincy Avery and fellow Buckeye Dwayne Haskins. pic.twitter.com/vJK0UGxlhw— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) March 13, 2019
In case you were wondering why Fields would travel all the way to California to work with Avery, the reasoning is pretty simple. Avery trained Haskins, and the results showed in his only starting season, throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns.
As for the reasoning why Haskins was in attendance? Well, he was serving as one of Avery's counselors for his quarterbacks camp.
What better way to succeed Haskins than to work with the guy who trained him.
Fields was a five-star recruit out of high school, and will look to showcase those talents with the Buckeyes for the remainder of his college career.