Jack Fields: 'I Love The Offense'

Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) was in Boise for an unofficial visit earlier this week and left campus as a Bronco as he became the fifth Texan to commit to Boise State for the 2012 class. The talented RB is happy to get his commitment out of the way so that he can now focus on his senior season. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) was in Boise for an unofficial visit earlier this week and left campus as a Bronco as he became the fifth Texan to commit to Boise State for the 2012 class. The talented RB is happy to get his commitment out of the way so that he can now focus on his senior season.

"I know Boise State has great tradition, BCS Bowls, and conference championships, but Coach Petersen will develop me both as a player and as a young man," he said. "I also like how into football they are as a community and the support is outstanding," he added.

"Coach Petersen is a great guy with a great attitude," he stated. "Any recruit that talks to him would want to play for him and I know the great things he has done with his players. He was real happy when I committed and then I went out and shook hands with everyone in the football office."

"We got there on Monday and left on Wednesday," said Fields. "Me and my dad loved it up there. The city and people are great, and they're so excited about football even when it's not in-season."

"I love the offense," he said. "They've had some great RBs there over the years and you don't see too many schools use the FB, run I-formation, and use a pro-style offense anymore. Coach Petersen told me they mold the offense around their talent. I liked hearing that."

Once again, Head Coach Chris Petersen made a lasting impression on the parent of a recruit.

"My dad loves the fact that Coach Petersen is all about academics first," he said. "He wants you to be a great overall person and know that you represent Boise State everywhere you go. That's important. It's character first."

A typical summer day in El Paso, TX is about 105 degrees. The weather topped out at 85 degrees while Fields was in Boise and the future Bronco says the weather (as a whole) will be a welcomed change.

"I was looking for football tradition, weather, and community," he said. "The thing I probably loved the most was the weather. It's usually around 105 here in the spring and summer in El Paso and it was around 85 while we were in Boise. I loved the scenery there and the climate will be a nice change for me."

In 2010, the Trail Blazers finished the season with a 7-3 record. That's a nice record, but Fields says he doesn't want to leave town without first winning a district title. That's the goal heading into the 2011 season.

"We don't want anything less than a district title," he said. "We went 7-3 last year, but we feel we can be much better this year. Personally, I believe I can be a 2,000 yard rusher. That's my personal goal."

What does Fields (5'11, 200, 4.48) bring to the gridiron?

"I believe I have great vision and you rarely see me put two feet on the ground," he said. "I get up-field and I run downhill. I see the hole and I hit it."

As a junior, he rushed for 1,658 yards and 18 TDs.

The talented RB chose Boise State over offers from Texas A&M, New Mexico State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Rice, and UTEP.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jack Fields.


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