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Oh Hello: 2018 GA QB Justin Fields Commits to Penn State

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The 247 top 100 QB pledges to the Nittany Lions

Legal Siren

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:

Stats

Hometown/High School: Kennesaw, GA/Harrison
Height/Weight: 6’2.5, 210 LB
Recruited By: Ricky Rahne

Stars ‘n Sheetz

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

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The Tale

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.

Outlook

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:

Welcome to Penn State, Justin!