The waiver allows Fields to forego the usual one-year waiting period for a transferring student-athlete. He is expected to be the frontrunner to win Ohio State’s starting job when spring practice opens in March.
Fields joined the Buckeyes in January after spending his first semester of college playing for his home-state Georgia Bulldogs. The former five-star prospect threw four touchdowns passes and ran for four more while playing sparingly behind starter Jake Fromm last fall.
“I am happy for Justin and his family,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “I also want to express my appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance in getting this matter resolved efficiently and with such a positive outcome for Justin.”