Five-star quarterback Justin Fields intends to transfer from Georgia and Ohio State is his preferred destination, Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reports.
Fields intends to petition for immediate eligibility and is expected to hire attorney Tom Mars, who assisted Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson in gaining immediate eligibility and won several transfer cases in 2018, according to UGASports.com.
BREAKING: Justin Fields is now listed in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
This means that other schools are now able to contact the former five-star about transferring. pic.twitter.com/RYJL1BHBel
— Paul Maharry (@pmaharry) December 18, 2018
Oklahoma and Florida State are other potential destinations for Fields.
Fields' potential transfer from Georgia was first reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today.
Ranked as the top dual-threat quarterback in in the 2018 class and the nation's No. 2 prospect overall, behind only current Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Fields served as a backup to starter Jake Fromm for the entire 2018 season and was never given a consistent role in the offense.
Appearing in 12 games this season, Fields completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns while running the ball 42 times for 266 yards.
Unless he receives a hardship waiver from the NCAA, Fields would have to sit out the entire 2019 season due to transfer rules.