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Justin Fields transfers from Georgia

Kentucky’s SEC East rival just took a big hit.

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The top overall recruit in the entire nation from 2018 is leaving Georgia after just one season.

Quarterback Justin Fields has officially transferred from Georgia and is now available to talk with other teams about joining their programs.

Fields was limited to mostly a rushing role at Georgia.

He ran the ball 47 times going for 266 yards and four touchdowns.

Additionally, he threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns appearing in all but one game for the Bulldogs.

It makes sense for Fields to transfer as he’d likely be stuck behind Jake Fromm for at least one more year, if not two in Athens, as Fromm is just a sophomore.

This marks the second five-star quarterback to leave Georgia since Fromm became the starter. Jacob Eason left the Dawgs for Washington after losing his starting job to Fromm in 2017.

As for what it means for Kentucky, it means almost nothing as far as adding the former five-star. Fields wants to go somewhere where he can start right away thus, with Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak on the roster with two more years left and two quarterbacks coming in 2019 it doesn’t make sense for the Cats.

Fields list reportedly includes Ohio State and Oklahoma, which signals Fields wants to join one of college football elites anyways.

It will, however, affect Kentucky’s matchups with Georgia in 2020 and beyond.

With how well Fromm has played, it’s very possible he enters the NFL draft following 2019. Thus, it will be interesting to see which quarterback suits up for Georgia against the Wildcats the next time they come to Lexington since it won’t be Fields as Georgia planned it to be.