Report: Georgia's Fields interested in transferring to Ohio State

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Georgia quarterback Justin Fields is reportedly interested in transferring to Ohio State for the 2019 season, sources told ESPN's Mark Schlabach on Wednesday.

The freshman and No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2018 is continuing to explore his options after a report Monday stated he intends to transfer.

"I think he's looking at his options," head coach Kirby Smart said. "Let me say this about Justin: Justin is competing extremely hard. He's in the meeting rooms; he's rolling and going with the twos. His information to us is he's looking at his options, which is what you do. You go into the (NCAA transfer) portal, which we all know he's in. That's the extent of it, and that's the conversation we've had."

Fields is expected to apply for a hardship waiver, which would grant him eligibility to play elsewhere next season. He's continuing to practice with the Bulldogs and is likely to serve as backup to Jake Fromm in the Sugar Bowl against Texas on Jan. 1.

There could be an opening at quarterback for the Buckeyes as Dwayne Haskins, a finalist for the 2018 Heisman Trophy, is expected to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fields completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions over limited usage in 12 games this season.

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