Nation's No. 1 recruit Justin Fields commits to Georgia over Alabama, Auburn


This marks the third-straight year in which Georgia has received a commitment from one of the nation's top quarterbacks.

Georgia now has 15 commitments in the class of 2018.

A 6-foot-3, 221-pound dual-threat signal caller out of Kennesaw, Georgia, Fields is a former Penn State commitment who pulled off that pledge on June 6 and immediately became interested in southern schools. His sister previously committed to play softball for Georgia, though the Fields family contends that was not a factor in the quarterback's decision-making.

Last July, Fields said he was impressed with head coach Kirby Smart's ability to acquire top talent in the country.

Fields made trips to Georgia, Florida State, Louisiana State, Florida, Auburn and Alabama since opening his recruitment back up, but he visited Georgia the most, including the past two homes games against Samford and Mississippi State. The Bulldogs will lose senior Brice Ramsey after this season, and Fields brings depth to the position and a chance to compete at the starting job. Fields was named the most valuable player of the prestigious Elite 11 competition in Beaverton, Ore., this summer.

In his first full recruiting class at Georgia, signed this February, Smart upgraded the program's talent level by reeling in potential stars like offensive tackles Isaiah Wilson and Andrew Thomas, defensive backs Richard LeCounte III and Deangelo Gibbs, running back D'Andre Swift and Fromm.

Justin Fields, the number one ranked quarterback for the 2018 class, committed to the Georgia Bulldogs Friday morning. Smart has won his biggest recruiting battle for this cycle.