2018's top recruit Justin Fields commits to Georgia

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Georgia is a curious decision by Fields.

The No. 1 ranked prospect in the United States, quarterback Justin Fields, has committed to Georgia.

Georgia, Florida State and Auburn were the finalists for his services, but the Bulldogs had some built-in advantages.

Fields announced his commitment to UGA on Friday at a ceremony at his high school.

Georgia has a crowded quarterback room with Jacob Eason and newcomer Jake Fromm emerging as legitimate starting quarterbacks.

Justin Fields with Penn State head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

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He was on hand for Georgia's big win over Mississippi State a couple of weeks ago, and he took a visit to Tuscaloosa last weekend.

He didn't rush, and he made a few visits to Georgia early in the season.

Through the halfway mark of his senior campaign, the 6-foot-3, 221-pound quarterback has 974 passing yards and 12 touchdowns, along with 575 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. His commitment makes Georgia the only program in the country to sign/get commitments from more quarterback talent than Ohio State. Fields has said he's fine sitting on the bench his first year, though many analysts think he's too good to keep on the sidelines for even just his freshman campaign.

Fields possesses a true dual-threat ability and his arsenal of talents has drawn comparisons to former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton - who has won an MVP award with the Carolina Panthers.

The No. 1 prospect in the country is available no more.