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Justin Fields, the No. 1 overall player in 2018, commits to Georgia

The ‘Dawgs will have an interesting quarterback dilemma in 2018. In the meantime, those in Athens can celebrate landing the best player in the country.

Georgia QB commit Justin Fields
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Things just keep getting better for the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs. On Friday, UGA received a commitment from the No. 1 overall player in 2018 in quarterback Justin Fields.

Fields announced his commitment to Georgia at his high school during a pep rally with no media present.

At 6-foot-3, 221 lbs., Fields has prototypical size for the quarterback position. While he’s a terrific passer, Fields is also an outstanding runner, too. He’s an immense talent and will likely see the field as a true freshman in 2018.

Fields didn’t pick the ‘Dawgs if he thought Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason were blocking his path. Eason himself was a five-star recruit last year, and a knee injury has cost him much of this season thus far. Fromm, a true freshman, has done an admirable job in leading Georgia to a 5-0 record.

Give Fields credit for not shying away from the Bulldogs because of who they currently have on the depth chart. He thinks he can beat them out. If all three players remain on the roster next fall, this will be a fun battle to watch.

Fields, who originally committed to Penn State, is a huge get for Kirby Smart. Smart has focused his recruiting efforts on getting all of the top players in the state of Georgia. Regardless of position, Fields was a crucial get for him. It helps the perception that all the top high school talent in The Peach State should choose the home team.

With the addition of Fields, Georgia rises to No. 11 in 247Sports’ team composite rankings for 2018. Expect that ranking to continue to rise with their success on the field and the nation’s top player on the board.