Clemson offers fast-rising CB

Hough High School rising junior cornerback Mark Fields has made three camp stops already this summer.

CB Mark Fields Profile

On Sunday, he went to N.C. State. On Tuesday, he visited Tennessee. On Thursday, he was in Clemson. Coaches from each of the three schools offered Fields before he left their respective campuses.

"Clemson is the offer I've always wanted. All of my hard work has paid off," Fields told CUTigers on Thursday afternoon.

Two Clemson assistants passed along the good news.

"At the end of the camp coach [Mike] Reed and coach [Danny] Pearman came up to me and told me they wanted to offer me. They came up to me outside of the facility," Fields said.

The son of former NFL linebacker Mark Fields, who spent three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Fields is a 5-11, 180-pound cornerback that benches over 300 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.5s.

With three Clemson visits under his belt, Fields is pretty familiar with what's going on in Tigertown. He visited for the Orange and White spring game in 2012. The summer before, he attended the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"I like how Dabo makes it feel like a home. It's very family-oriented. He's a good man. I can tell the program is going in the right direction," Fields said.

Now, the Clemson coaches have their sites set on those close to him.

"They want to get to know my family, get my mom up there for a visit," Fields said.

Up next is a camp stop at South Carolina. As of now, the June 21 visit will be his last individual trip of the summer. In July, Fields and his Hough teammates will head to the Alabama team camp.

Who leads?

"It's too early."

But a few factors will be considered.

"Somewhere I can come in and play right away, somewhere I can get a good education and somewhere that my mom can come and watch me play," Fields said.

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