Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will be eligible to play immediately.
According to Stewart Mandel, the NCAA granted the Georgia transfer an “immediate eligibility waiver” Friday.
NEWS: The NCAA has granted Justin Fields immediate eligibility waiver to play at Ohio State this year.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) February 8, 2019
He was eligible for the waiver because of a racial incident back at Georgia when a baseball player allegedly referred to him using a slur. The NCAA must have deemed that as “egregious” behavior under their transfer rules, and he won’t have to sit out at all. (RELATED: Georgia Quarterback Justin Fields
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Well, there you have it folks. Fields’ attempt to get eligible right away worked, and now the Buckeyes should be the extremely heavy favorites to win the Big Ten.
The dual-threat star quarterback is insanely talented. He’s got a cannon for an arm, he is quick as lighting and can make all the throws.
He’s going to make OSU a national contender next season, and I don’t have a single doubt.
I’m sure OSU fans are cracking beers right now and celebrating. It’s a great day to be in Columbus.