In-state ATH commits to Duke

Bryon Fields (5-10, 170, CB) has committed over a handful of other FBS offers.

Bryon Fields, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect from Providence Day School, has committed to Duke sources confirmed to TDD on Friday.

Fields picked Duke over interest from Kentucky, North Carolina, Purdue, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. He had offers from Army, Navy, and Air Force.

In 2011 as a junior for Providence Day, Fields ended the season with 47 tackles, five interceptions, and two pass deflections on defense. On offense, he caught 30 passes for 653 yards and two scores and rushed for 98 yards and three scores on 17 carries. He also averaged 21.25 yards on 24 punt returns with a score. And he did it all injured.

"I'll tell you what: he might be the toughest player I've coached in a long time," Providence Day head coach Bruce Hardin said. "He broke his hand in the fourth game and played all season, caught passes, ran punts back, he'd deliver hits on defense… Not many kids would do what he did – he played the rest of the season, playoff games, and never complained.

"You don't have to motive him – he's self-motivated. And he doesn't have an ego that you have to feed. He's not a selfish player – if we only ran the ball and he was on offense, he would block his rear end off for his teammates and never say ‘Why am I not getting the ball.' He is a model athlete and person."

He is projected as either a slot receiver or cornerback at the next level.

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