Quarterback Trying To Fit In at New School

This quarterback prospect, one of the best in the South this season, is off to a good start as a senior.

Tallahassee, Fla.--Despite a standout summer on the camp circuit and two impressive games this fall, the recruiting pace for quarterback Blake Field of North Florida Christian High has not become hectic yet.

With college coaches moving into an active recruiting period, that could change. However, the quarterback's main focus is on taking care of his responsibilities with his new football team. Leading North Florida Christian to a 1-1 record this season and a Top 10 ranking in Florida, the 6-2, 180-pound Field has done his part to help his new team.

Field says he has been in touch regularly with Auburn quarterback coach Steve Ensminger and the Tigers are on his favorites list along with Florida State, East Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Field says that he is in no hurry to pick a college. "I'm going to wait and see how it goes," he says.

A visitor to Auburn for two summer camps and a passing camp, Field is no stranger to the Auburn program. While visiting the Georgia-Clemson game as well as the Maryland-Florida State games, he kept up with the Tigers to open the season and says he's glad they got things on the right track with a victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

"I was definitely shocked," Field says of Auburn's 0-2 start. "But I put myself in that situation. My sophomore year we went 0-3 and we ended up winning the region. Everybody starts off bad sometime, but they got over that this week and I was proud of them."

After two games Field is 21-45 for 260 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. Also a good runner, he has rushed for two touchdowns this season in his first at North Florida Christian after moving from Cairo, Ga., High. Field says the transition has been a good one for him.

"Everything has been perfect," Field says. "It's just like I expected it to be. Everybody after that first game accepted me pretty quick. They had already accepted me, but they actually found out I could play."

A strong-armed passer and a student of the game, Field entered his senior season at North Florida Christian with more than 3,000 yards passing in his career. Much of that came at Cairo High, where he had started each of the previous two seasons, but with his father no longer the coach for the Syrupmakers the quarterback looked in another direction. That direction took him to Tallahassee to play for NFC and it's rich football tradition.


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