Head Coach James Franklin and staff followed up a great recruiting weekend with another commitment today, as prized class of 2018 dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields gave his commitment via twitter:
#WeAre ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/RJyihsMfaM— Justin Fields (@justnfields) December 1, 2016
Hometown/High School: Kennesaw, GA/Harrison
Height/Weight: 6’2.5, 210 LB
Recruited By: Ricky Rahne
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Rankings: Four star by 247, Rivals and Scout. ESPN does not have a grade yet.
Offers: Penn State, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisville, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and West Virginia among others
Penn State has picked up a big 2018 commitment from four-star QB Justin Fields pic.twitter.com/KKvey9Zdd7— bwi.rivals.com (@BWIonRivals) December 1, 2016
Penn State was one of the first to offer the well-built, strong-armed Fields, and that ultimately most likely gave them the edge over in-state Georgia, who offered recently. Fields was a big fan of what Penn State’s offense looked like this year under Joe Moorhead, and he should fit well in the scheme.
Despite losing out on in-state blue chipper Phil Jurkovec to Notre Dame, Penn State appears to have a landed a real stud to be their signal caller in the class of 2018. Fields fits the scheme here perfectly and is a real coup out of the talent-rich state of Georgia, a place where Coach Franklin would certainly like to recruit with more success stories like this one. Already weighing over 200 lb, Fields physically will be ready to play from day one, but given Penn State’s depth at quarterback as the depth chart currently stands plus the arrival of Sean Clifford next summer, will most likely take a redshirt year in blue and white.
With Fields’ commitment, PSU has a pretty good 2018 class of six recruits:
The commitment from Top247 QB Justin Fields moves #PennState to No. 1 in the @247Sports 2018 Recruiting Rankings: https://t.co/MITn0PEkZB— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 1, 2016
Welcome to Penn State, Justin!