A pair of uniquely talented quarterbacks are going to announce decisions about their futures in the next couple weeks, and it sounds like those choices could be linked.
Ohio State redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins has until January 15 to decide whether to declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft.
Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields will have a different choice to make. Fields entered his name in the NCAA’s Transfer Portal, signifying his interest in switching schools following the Bulldogs’ Sugar Bowl appearance on New Year’s Day.
Fields has apparently reached out to figure out what Haskins’ future plans are before he makes his own.
“He hit me up earlier. He’s just waiting to see what I do,” Haskins said. “I try to be positive and help as many people as I can. You know, Justin is going through something right now.”
That would certainly suggest that the Buckeyes are a strong contender to land Fields, if not the outright favorite.
The two have been friends for a while now, going back to when Fields was a high school prospect ranked as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation. Haskins said Fields is more than just a star player.
“He’s like 6-3, 230, rocked up. A freak athlete. But he’s a really good person, too,” Haskins said. “I worked out with him over the summer. You can see how much he wants to learn and how he’s committed himself to being great.”
If Fields is waiting on Haskins’ official decision, he’s going to be in limbo a little longer.
Haskins is widely projected to be the top quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft class if he turns pro. But Saturday he said that he was still weighing his options.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a juggling match. Just really the decision is what do I want to do at the end of the day and haven’t made the decision yet,” Haskins said. “But you know, there’s pros and cons that will outweigh each other with staying or leaving. I’ll be fine either way. The biggest thing is what I want to do. That’s what I’m trying to figure out.”
You can watch Haskins’ answers about Fields below, starting at the 16-minute mark.
Posted by The Ozone on Saturday, December 29, 2018
Just an opinion, but if Haskins goes pro, I hope the Buckeyes go hard after Fields because I don’t think Martell is the answer at QB.
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