Justin Fields is the perfect quarterback prospect I’ve ever seen.
One of many first highschool soccer video games I coated on this business featured a child named Andrew Luck at Houston Stratford. I watched Jameis Winston up shut for a number of days on the Elite 11. I watched Deshaun Watson at The Opening Finals. I invited Sam Darnold to the Military All-American Bowl. I’ve seen some good ones, however Fields is the most effective.
The thumbnail sketch for Fields is 6-foot-Three, 225 kilos, a four.5-second 40-yard sprint, No. 1 participant within the nation and a local of Kennesaw, Georgia. He is robust and bodily with the power to shrug off defensive linemen. He is quick with that blazing 40 time and a propensity to leap over defenders. He is exact as a thrower and he has an enormous arm.
If you need a comparability, he is within the Deshaun Watson mould, and like Watson, he is rather more than a sum of his stats. Fields is a winner. As a junior, he led his Harrison Excessive Faculty group to its first playoff win since 2010. He is 18-6 as a starter at a program that’s 27-39 with out Fields since 2009.
This summer time, I had the pleasure of watching Fields compete at The Opening Finals and Elite 11 quarterback competitors. His efficiency on the occasion is one of the best Elite 11 displaying of all time, and that is not even actually debatable. On the occasion in Oregon, alongside 11 of the opposite prime quarterbacks within the nation, Fields accomplished 71 % of his passes (greatest in attendance) and led his 7-on-7 all-star group to touchdowns on 70 % of his 23 drives whereas the opposite 11 quarterbacks mixed for a price of 29 %. He did not throw an interception all weekend.
Fields is an unprecedented expertise, however his choice to decide to Georgia compounds the phenomenon. He joins a quarterback room at Georgia that added the No. 5 participant within the nation, in line with the 247Sports activities Composite rankings, in five-star Jacob Eason in 2016. It added the No. 5 pro-style quarterback within the nation and the No. 44 participant general out of the category of 2017 in Jake Fromm. Now it provides the No. 1 participant within the nation.
With Fields’ dedication, I really feel snug throwing some extra hyperbole round: That is the best three-year recruiting stretch on the quarterback place within the historical past of recent recruiting.
In a day and age when quarterbacks are hypersensitive and hyperaware of depth charts and enjoying time, it is uncommon to see even back-to-back courses of elite, highly-touted arms. Three straight courses of five-star caliber expertise at quarterback is unprecedented.
Fields is a participant that may begin from day one, and but, Georgia has satisfied him that he ought to come to a program with a real freshman starter beneath middle and a real sophomore five-star as a backup that’s sitting within the prime 5 nationally.
Kirby Sensible was employed at Georgia largely to land commitments like this. For all his success, Mark Richt wasn’t all the time capable of hold the highest gamers within the state of Georgia house. Transcendent skills like Watson (Clemson) and Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) elevated packages outdoors of the Peach State. That appears to be altering underneath Sensible. Final recruiting cycle, Sensible introduced in Georgia’s greatest in-state haul since 2003 with 13 of the state’s to 21 gamers. The dedication of Fields ought to assist springboard his 2018 efforts in stat as nicely.
Fields is a nationwide championship quarterback. It should occur; it was only a matter of what uniform he can be sporting when he hoists the trophy. Sensible has satisfied him he seems to be good in purple.
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