The nation's No. 10 middle linebacker prospect according to Scout.com, Eric Fields, has been verbally committed to Clemson since April of this year.
And while he had a brief flirtation with Georgia as recently as the last four weeks, he is currently firm in his commitment.
Or at least as firm as he can be considering the Tigers are in the process of conducting a national coaching search.
CUTigers.com visited with Fields for his game against Colquit County Friday evening to get the latest on recruiting, as well as his thoughts on the coaching change.
A transcript of the interview has been posted below, or click on the video to hear just what Fields had to say:
Fields: Yes sir, we came out and we knew they would be a good football team. We knew they could score at any time on any play. I really think our defense stood up and we finally had fun. For the past few games we haven't really been doing like we should be. Today I think we really stood up.
Have you played another offense like the one you saw tonight where they threw the ball down field on almost every play?
Fields: Booker T was one of them. We pretty much locked them down.
How does this victory set you up for the playoffs?
Fields: Next week we have a game at home. After the first couple of games since we are seeded No. 2 they will probably be away.
How do you feel about the coaching change at Clemson?
Fields: It really doesn't matter to me. Clemson is still going to be Clemson to me. I kind of like the new head coach, well he's not the head coach yet. I saw the Georgia Tech game and I kind of like him. If he is still going to be there I know for a fact that I am going to go there.
What if they hire a new head coach?
Fields: It depends if Billy Napier is still there.
How well do you know Chansi Stuckey, who also played his high school football for Northside?
Fields: I know him a little bit. I wasn't really here the time he was playing but I watched a couple of the games he played in.
What have you been hearing from coach Napier and the Clemson staff?
Fields: He is telling me he is going to let me know who is going to be the head coach and they still have an eye on me.
What do you think about the idea of playing safety at Clemson?
Fields: That was my dream. Safety is my dream. That is what I have been wanting to play since I was little.
Are you going to watch Clemson tomorrow against FSU?
Fields: Yes sir.