Three years ago, Justin Fields was locked in a competition at the Elite 11 Finals with 19 other sought-after quarterbacks.
At the time a Georgia commit working out at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, he found himself dueling with the likes of Trevor Lawrence, Emory Jones, Tanner McKee, Tyler Shough and Joe Milton, and Fields came out on top. He captured the camp's MVP award, following in the footsteps of Tua Tagovailoa who had done so the summer prior.
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For a few days this week, he's back at the Elite 11 Finals. This time in in Nashville, Tennessee, he's in the position of camp counselor that Sam Darnold, Will Grier, Josh Rosen, Mason Rudolph, Trace McSorley, Malik Zaire, Tanner Mangum and DeVante Kincade held when he went through the competition ahead of his senior year at Harrison High School in Georgia.
Along with North Dakota State's Trey Lance, Mississippi State's K.J. Costello and Georgia's Jamie Newman, he's working with the 20 quarterbacks in attendance – including Ohio State commit Kyle McCord, who won the pro-day competition on Tuesday evening. Yet, he's not just assisting Trent Dilfer and the rest of the Elite 11 staff. He's getting a chance to showcase his talents in front of the nation's top high-school quarterbacks.
Based on some of the clips of his throws, the 2019 Heisman Trophy finalist hasn't missed a beat in an unconventional offseason.
Ohio State QB Justin Fields is a camp counselor for the Elite 11 Finals. Yep, hes pretty good ... pic.twitter.com/UFmMkCzDBE— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) July 1, 2020
Justin Fields going through the pro day portion of todays workout pic.twitter.com/9WO5ZikVO0— John Garcia, Jr. (@JohnGarcia_Jr) July 1, 2020
Will Ohio State try to throw off a defense this year by putting two quarterbacks on the field, shifting Fields to wide receiver? Almost certainly not.
But Fields looks as smooth as anybody else running routes.