Penn State received a big blow to its 2018 recruiting class Tuesday night, when 5-star quarterback Justin Fields announced that he was decommitting from the program.
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) June 7, 2017
Fields, the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to 247Sports, committed to Penn State back on December 1, 2016, but continued to receive and immense amount of interest from other programs despite his verbal commitment.
With his decision, Fields becomes the second 5-star commit of the Nittany Lions’ 2018 class to back pedal, as 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons did the same thing earlier this April.
From the outside, this decision seems to stem mostly from the fact that the quarterback position will be difficult to find reps at with Penn State, as Trace McSorley seemingly has the position locked up. Other schools, such as the current favorite to land Fields, Florida, would be much easier to jump in and immediately get snaps.
Fields likes Penn State. A lot. But he's been hearing from several other staffs 5+ times per day. Expect him to explore. Great talent/kid.
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) June 7, 2017
Land of 10’s Penn State recruiting analyst, Tyler Donohue, broke down Field’s decision immediately in a Facebook Live video on our Penn State page, which you can find here and below: