Field of Dreams

Georgia just won the recruiting lottery. Quarterback Justin Fields, the top ranked player in the class of 2018 committed to the Bulldogs this morning. The one-time Penn State commit chose UGA after visiting Athens two weekends ago.

After taking in approximately four minutes and thirty eight seconds of Fields’ junior year highlight tape, it’s a foregone conclusion that he’s the greatest high school football player to ever play under the Friday Night Lights. He even has Matt Saracen beat. That may sound like hyperbole, but there’s some serious merit to it.

Standing at 6’3, 221 as a senior in high school, Fields has prototypical size. Oh yeah, and he runs a 4.51 forty. He demonstrates rare traits for a quarterback at the high school level such as keeping his eyes downfield while rolling out of the pocket and standing tall in the pocket delivering the ball despite ensuing pressure. Another thing he’s good at is breaking defenders ankles in the open field in every other clip.

With the addition of Fields, Georgia now has the 2nd ranked QB from the class of 2016 (Jacob Eason), the 3rd ranked QB from the class of 2017 (Jake Fromm), and the 1st ranked QB from the class of 2018. Not a bad problem for Bulldogs offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to have.

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