BEAVERTON, Ore. — After five recruiting trips in June, 5-star quarterback Justin Fields could have another round of visits in the coming weeks.
Fields, a standout performer at The Opening Finals 2017, isn’t ready to decide yet and likely takes more visits soon. He’s unsure of when he’ll return to Florida, but knows how it would happen.
“Probably for a game,” Fields said. “The coaches tell me it’s pretty crazy, so I guess I have to see it with my own two eyes.”
That gives Fields the opportunity to watch new UF quarterback Malik Zaire live. He spent time around Fields at the Elite 11 and ate breakfast with him on his Florida visit.
“I’m definitely intrigued (by Zaire to Florida) because I feel like we have the same abilities as a dual-threat passer,” Fields said. “I definitely want to see how Coach (Doug) Nussmeier incorporates his abilities into Florida’s offense.”
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound passer last visited the Gators on June 20 as Florida’s 2017 signees reported to campus. Experiencing their enrollment was the highlight of his trip.
“It was the freshmen’s move-in day, so they had a lot going on,” Fields said. “I kind of got to see how the 2017 graduates and their parents meshed with the coaches and players. I can definitely see myself playing for Florida.
“For most parents, sending their kids go off (to college) is a big day in their lives. It was definitely great to see that. You have to have a lot of trust in one person to let your child go and kind of have a second father.”
The U.S. Army All-American is ranked the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite. Fields showed off his dance moves this past weekend at The Opening.