June 24, 2011

Fields Near Commitment

A prospect that has seen his stock rise recently is Grand Blanc safety Jordan Fields. The 6'0, 175 lb. safety recently picked up offers from two BCS programs in Kansas and Kentucky. He already had offers from Central Michigan and Western Michigan.

"I have offers from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Kansas and Kentucky. I have interest from Michigan and Michigan State too. I want a school with good ties, and that really wants to help me as a player. I want good coaches that I can trust. Overall, I just want a good program and a place with good players."

Fields has a lot of skills of the football field. Those skills have helped him earn two coveted BCS offers.

"I would say I am rangy, have good ball skills and I just attack the ball. Also, I am a good strong hitter, who is also very smooth and crisp on the field. My main strength is my hitting ability. While I need to work on some of my coverage skills, especially when I'm not on a man, while also improving my jamming ability and bettering my footwork."

With these tools, Fields will look to dominate his senior year in high school. He is recently recovering from a hamstring injury that happened in track, so he has not fully participated in camps but that is not deterring interest from him.

"I pulled my hamstring in my state meet, but I am almost fully healed. My track season went really well. I finished second at regionals and sixth at states in the high jump, but I also do the 200m dash. My best high jump is 6'5 and my best 200m time is 22.7. This year (in football), we have a lot of returning players, so I want to go to states a lot. Personally, I just want to be a better leader, take the team to states and have good enough personal stats to be All-State. Last year I had 85 tackles and 6 interceptions and I didn't have any touchdowns scored against me."

Even with his senior year closing in, Fields is currently focused on the recruiting process as he wants to make a decision in the near future. Recently, Fields was close to committing to Central Michigan. However, with the new BCS offers, he decided to hold off before making a final decision.

"Central Michigan is still way on top. I just love everything there basically. It is a good size school and campus. It just has a good feel overall and it is best in the major that I want to go into, which is Pre-Med. I also like the coaches a lot, as well as their strength of schedule, campus and players. I know a lot of the players too. During my sophomore year, I became friends with Dan LeFevour and I have recently become close with Jahleel Addae. Also, Cooper Rush and I are all about it."

Fields also has another unique connection to the program which has helped him immensely throughout the recruiting process because it has given him a perspective and connection that many prospects do not have.

"Correct, my dad did go to Central Michigan. It has had a bit of an impact because of the success that he had there. I know that times have changed, but going to school where my dad left a legacy would be a humbling and honoring experience. Also, his old recruiting coach and head coach are a part of the school in some way."

Throughout the rest of the summer, Fields plans to attend camps and visit schools before he ultimately decides where he will attend school.

"I went to Sound Mind Sound Body, but I did not play because of my hamstring. I am going to Nashville, then Dallas for 7-on-7. I play for Michigan Elite with Terrance Dye, Lester Liston Jr., Juwan Lewis, Garrett Fuhrman, Cooper Rush and Donte Fox. Also, I am going to Central Michigan this weekend. In the next two or three weeks, I will decide. I just want to finish the process. I did not fully commit, but I probably will still go there (CMU). I haven't visited Kansas or Kentucky and I probably won't either. I had plans to, but they didn't work out."

Fields is a ferocious player and he has based his game off Taylor Mays, a strong player who played at USC and who currently plays safety for the San Francisco 49ers.

"I have always like Taylor Mays from USC. He is a strong hard hitter who just gets to the ball and sticks people."

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