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Florida State recruiting: Top QB target Justin Fields decommits from Penn State

FSU will now try to get him on a visit.

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Florida State is without a QB in its current recruiting class, but it got some potentially positive news Tuesday night when Justin Fields, the top dual-threat passer in the country, decommitted from Penn State. The move was expected by most in the recruiting industry.

Fields has emerged recently as perhaps FSU’s top recruit target. Out of Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison High, Fields is 6’3, 221, and has drawn comparisons to Russell Wilson (he’s also an excellent baseball player).

Florida, Auburn, and Alabama are also pursuing, while Georgia may get more involved.

Florida might be able to offer immediate playing time if Feleipe Franks turns out to be a bust, something some have suggested that Florida’s decision to take Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire as a transfer might indicate. Auburn produced Cam Newton, and Fields plays for the Cam Newton All-Stars 7v7 team. And Alabama is, well, Alabama. Georgia is the in-state school.

Expect fields to take some visits before making another commitment.

Fields recently earned an invite to The Opening finals after performing very well at the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles.