Justin Fields is now the best recruit in the country — officially.
On Monday, the 5-star quarterback moved up two spots in the 247Sports composite rankings to become the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect and dual-threat passer.
Fields received the boost because of his phenomenal performance at The Opening Finals earlier this month in Oregon. His 7-on-7 team won the tournament championship and Fields earned Elite 11 MVP honors after throwing zero interceptions and completing more than 70 percent of his pass attempts.
The top schools for Fields are Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia. He visited all five programs last month and said he’s also considering Penn State and Southern California.
Auburn (July 13) and Georgia (July 16) are both scheduled to host Fields on campus. He took a two-day trip to Florida three weeks ago — his second visit in as many months — and could return to Gainesville July 21 for Friday Night Lights or a Gators home game this fall.
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound passer doesn’t have a decision timeline, but he told SEC Country he will likely take official visits before making his commitment.
Florida hasn’t landed the nation’s top-ranked recruit since 2010 (Ronald Powell).