Recrutiing: Nation’s top QB Fields commits to Georgia, Richwood WR Spivey to Mississippi state

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A pair of LSU targets for the 2018 recruiting class made their decisions known Friday, but neither tabbed the Tigers.

The nation’s top quarterback prospect, Kennesaw, Georgia’s Justin Fields, has decided to stay close to home and play for the Georgia Bulldogs. His commitment gives the Dawgs 16 pledged for the ’18 signing class.

Fields, a 6-foot-3, 221 pound dual-threat, draws comparisons to DeShaun Watson and Cam Newton at the same stage.

Fields received over 40 offers. LSU, Auburn and Florida State are said to be the closest competitors top the Bulldogs. He visited LSU on Sept. 9 and took in the sights and sounds of Alabama, Florida State and Florida as well. Fields originally pledged to Penn State before changing direction. It was thought that LSU may have closed the gap and was creeping into the picture.

Fields is ready to compete with Jacob Fromm, UGA’s current freshman starter, and Jacob Eason, a signee from the 2016 class.

Meanwhile, Mississippi State bagged a pledge from a Louisiana recruit with the addition of tight end Geor’quarius Spivey to their commitment list for 2018. The 6-foot-6, 200 pound receiver from Richwood High in Monroe visited LSU on Sept. 9. Dennis Johnson handled recruiting for LSU but TCU seems to have been the closest competitor in the sweepstakes. Besides LSU and TCU, Louisiana Tech and ULL extended offers.

Spivey, the 26th pledge for Mississippi State’s current class, is a very physical target who makes a good red zone mismatch. He shows solid hands, makes over the shoulder catches and runs god routes.

St. James safety Shawn Preston is State’s only other Louisiana commitment for 2018.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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