October 12, 2011
Fields still committed to CMU
Jordan Fields, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound safety from Grand Blanc HS is considered to be one of the top prospects in the state of Michigan and he committed to the Chippewas in early July. He is still committed to CMU, but that has not stopped him from receiving strong interest from several schools, including BCS-level programs.
"I am still 100 percent committed to Central. I feel at home. I have family connections there and I have a good chance to start right away. It's not always about the size of the school. If the school provides good academics, good athletics and a place to live, that's fine with me. I plan on coming up there for the homecoming game this weekend and I'm excited to hang out with all the players and get to know them."
While CMU is recruiting Fields on the defensive side the ball, there are other schools that see him more as a wide receiver. Grand Blanc made him a wide receiver in the spring and he has since been playing on both sides of the ball ever since.
"I've been getting recruited as a receiver since early in the summer. I have no problem with it, I'll play anywhere they need me. I've been working hard. My coverage skills and route running have improved the most. I work out four days a week and in those workouts, I do various drills to improve in all aspects of my game."
Several schools in BCS conferences have noticed his improvement at wide receiver. Three Big Ten schools: Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State have started to show more interest in him, as well as Notre Dame and Syracuse.
"I like the tradition Penn State has. Plus, I would be getting coached by one of the best ever. Their level of competition is great and they are in one of the top conferences in the nation. Notre Dame is also a very good school from the athletics to the academics. The coaching staff is good and they also have great tradition. The best thing that I get from them is that they stress being a student-athlete, and I believe them when they say that's the number one priority for them."
The Grand Blanc native has a great work ethic and that will not change. He constantly works on all aspects of his game and that work has paid off as he continues to get better.
"I'm very quick and I have good speed. My routes are very solid and I have good footwork. I'm a sure tackler and I have relentless effort. I'm very determined to become good. Some things I can work on are my strength, blocking and decision making. I need to get better in those areas if I want to become an impact player on the next level."
Even with the interest from various schools, he remains focused on his senior season in high school. Grand Blanc is 5-2 right now, with the losses coming by a combined six points. They recently clinched the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) West Division title. While his team has already had a very successful year, Fields, along with the rest of his team, thinks that they can be better.
"We know that we are better team, but players have off days. It has been tough, but we have learned lessons in those losses that will help us in future games.
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