Mountaineers extend scholarship to 2018 Quarterback Prospect Justin Fields

Skyler Howard’s ability to run the ball has added a new dimension to Dana Holgerson’s Air Raid offense - and has affected potential recruiting targets as well.

Before coming to West Virginia, Holgorsen’s offenses have were known for featuring Pro Style quarterbacks like Graham Harrell, Case Keenum and Brandon Weeden. Although Geno Smith and Clint Trickett were known to run it at times, they still remained primarily in the pocket.

 However, the development of Howard and what his legs add have added to the game plan has apparently made the Dual Threat quarterback an indispensable part of Holgerson’s plans moving forward.  

Enter 2018 quarterback Justin Fields from Harrison High School in Kennesaw Ga.. A scouting report from the “Under Armour Quarterback Challenge” in Atlanta summed the 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect this way: “Fields is another rising dual-threat star that showed his arm can be just as dangerous as his legs. He gets the ball out quickly and was very accurate when throwing on the move.” 

Fields was offered by WVU on June 28. “I was very honored and happy," Field said. "West Virginia has a great football program and has wonderful, die hard fans."

He has plans to attend Penn State and Tennessee football camps this summer, but said he probably won’t make it WVU for a visit until the season begins. Fields currently holds Power Five offers from Boston College, Duke, UNC, NC State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. Three FCS teams have also offered. Penn State, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee are showing interest but have not offered him yet.

He claims no leaders at this point.

“It's so early in the process," Field said. "I'll (release) a favorite list in August."

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