Of course, Ohio State is also breaking in a mostly new coaching staff, with Urban Meyer having stepped down after the year and former offensive coordinator Ryan Day having taken over the reins this offseason. The former Georgia quarterback transferred to Ohio State in January following one year at Georgia.
Justin Fields, the highly rated quarterback from Georgia, is eligible to play for the Buckeyes for the 2019 season. While my case was pending before the NCAA, my family and I did not feel that it was appropriate to publicly speak about the circumstances leading to my transfer. "Justin's not only a great quarterback, he's also an exceptionally mature young man with a bright future". I have no regrets about my time at UGA and have no hard feelings for the school or football program. My sister is a softball player at UGA. A part of me will always be a George Bulldogs fan.
Mars, who also helped MI quarterback Shea Patterson receive approval on his waiver for eligibility last season, along with five other Ole Miss players, issued a statement Friday in response to the ruling. "It is imperative for me to have 100 percent focus in helping our new coach [Ryan Day] with his transition at The Ohio State University this fall". While Ohio State isn't slated to face Texas football in 2019, this ruling handed to them from the NCAA could also have a major impact with an ongoing situation on the Forty Acres. My dad always tells me that "you can't get to where you are going by looking in the 'rear view mirror.'" I'm ready to move forward and embrace the next season of my life. Tate Martell, who was supposed to battle Fields for the job, transferred to Miami, opening the door for him to start immediately. He threw four touchdowns and ran for four scores while playing behind starter Jake Fromm.
Ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, Fields is the highest-ranked recruit to play for Ohio State since Terrelle Pryor in 2008.