Ohio State celebrity quarterback Justin Fields mentioned his objectives for the approaching 2020 faculty soccer season all over a gathering with the media by means of teleconference.
When Fields was once requested about enjoying Michigan early within the season this yr as an alternative of enjoying towards them of their conventional regular-season finale, he replied in a assured way.
“I don’t care once we play them,” Fields stated. “I simply wish to play them and beat the brakes off them.”
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Fields’ daring observation guarantees that he’s going to play this season as an alternative of opting out because of the coronavirus pandemic. A handful of faculty gamers, together with Minnesota broad receiver Rashod Bateman, and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, have made the verdict to forego this season and input the 2021 NFL Draft.
However Fields stated enjoying this season is his precedence.
“I in reality really feel like other people have other eventualities in whether or not they must decide out or now not,” Fields stated. “Some other people’s households is probably not as financially strong as others. Plus, me rising up as a child, I have at all times been a competitor and I have at all times liked to play soccer. Me simply rising up with my circle of relatives, I by no means in reality wanted the rest. My circle of relatives has supplied me with the whole thing I have wanted.
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Fields persisted: “So, attending to cash as speedy as I will be able to is not in reality a concern for me. Simply enjoying with my teammates and grinding on a daily basis with [strength] trainer Mick [Marotti] all over exercises and dealing on performs and stuff like that, that is what I am cherishing essentially the most presently. So, I am simply running with them and in reality taking a look ahead to the season. I am simply seeking to keep as constructive as conceivable presently. However so far as opting out, I imply, I will be able to see the place the ones guys are coming from, however I by no means considered opting out.”
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Final season, as a sophomore, Fields threw for three,273 passing yards with 41 touchdowns. He had 484 speeding yards and 10 extra ratings at the flooring, and was once named the Large Ten’s Quarterback of the 12 months. Fields was once additionally a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
“We wish to win a Large Ten championship. Then we wish to move on and win the primary sport of the playoff after which win the nationwide championship,” Fields stated. “I believe that’s what the crew is targeted at the maximum presently, simply getting higher each and every and on a daily basis and treating on a daily basis love it’s our ultimate day. So, I believe everyone is operating as exhausting as conceivable to check out and succeed in our objectives as a crew.”