By Joe Vitale:
He’s the best of the best….five-star quarterback Justin Fields continued to impress at Nike’s ‘The Opening’ recruiting event in Oregon this weekend.
The Harrison High senior was so impressive during the competition of elite preps in Beaverton, he’s heading back to Kennesaw with the MVP hardware, and according to the experts, it wasn’t even close. Fields won the Elite 11 QB MVP award and led his team to the 7-on-7 championship.
Ever since his de-commitment from Penn State, the nation’s No. 1 dual threat quarterback has been the focus of several programs, most notably Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, Auburn and Florida.
Fields is the key to the Georgia 2018 recruiting class. Not only is he the best quarterback available, but the intangibles are off the charts. The Dawgs can’t afford to let another top, in-state talent leave Georgia. Fields enrolling anywhere besides Athens seriously damages the Dawgs in-state recruiting reputation. After locking down the Peach State in 2017, Georgia hasn’t been as successful in 2018 in keeping the top preps home. Fields commitment changes all of that.
Fields decision will sway or flip a number of other local recruits and help Kirby Smart lock down this state. Listen to what four-star tight end Luke Ford told Dawgnation’s Jeff Sentell in Oregon this weekend. Ford is prepared to follow Fields anywhere.
“If he ends up going to Georgia or Alabama then I am going to go to Georgia or Alabama,” Ford said. “I am going to follow that guy because I want to play with him in college. I want him to be my quarterback in college.”