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Ohio State front-runner to land Georgia QB transfer Justin Fields

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Alex Butler
Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart watches as Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) goes through his warm ups before the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/UPI
Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart watches as Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) goes through his warm ups before the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ohio State is among the top contenders to land former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields, who has told the Bulldogs he is transferring.

Sources told ESPN that Fields was considering Ohio State, Florida State and Oklahoma. Sources told the Toledo Blade that the Buckeyes are the "front-runner."

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Fields was committed to Penn State before changing his mind and going to Georgia. He was the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the 2018 class.

The freshman completed 27-of-39 pass attempts for 328 yards, four scores and zero interceptions in 12 games this season for the Bulldogs while backing up sophomore Jake Fromm.

Fromm completed 68.4 percent of his throws for 2,537 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions in 13 appearances in 2018 for Georgia.

Fields intends to petition the NCAA for immediate eligibility.

Georgia battles Texas in the 2019 Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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