Florida QB Eyeing the Tigers

The Clemson Tigers will once again be scouring the country to find another top-notch quarterback in 2003. Today, we turn the attention to Tallahassee, Florida and quarterback Blake Field. Field, who also stars as a punter, has been hearing from schools all over the southeast.

QB Blake Field
6-3, 190, 4.78
North Florida Christian
Tallahassee, Florida

Blake Field is one of several quarterbacks in the southeast seriously considering the Clemson Tigers this year.

The former Cairo High School star, who is now playing his high school football at North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, is being recruited by Clemson wide receivers' coach Dabo Sweeney.

Field has thrown for over 3,300 yards during his prep career, including 23 touchdowns through the air and 6 on the ground. Those statistics were a big reason for Cairo's successful playoff run in 2000, when Filed led his team to the state semifinals in the Georgia Dome as a freshman.

He continued that success the next season by leading Cairo to their second consecutive region championship.

And while Field has stayed somewhat under the recruiting radar on the national scene, Field has proven his ability against some of the top competition around.

"I placed in the top 5 quarterbacks in the Countdown to Signing Day Combine in 2000 as a rising freshman with Charlie Whitehurst and D.J. Shockley," said Field in his questionnaire.

Aside from quarterback, Field is also an outstanding punter, being named an All-State Punter in 2002 by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the AAAA Georgia Sportswriters and GHSA.

As a punter, Field averaged just over 37 yards per kick in 2002, with a long of 59.

In terms of scholarships, Field has received a formal offer from East Carolina, while he's also getting serious consideration from Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Notre Dame, and others.

We will continue to keep you updated on Blake Field, right up through signing day 2004.

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