Catching Up With Fields

Brian Fields was a sophomore phenom for William Penn High School, earning first-team honors at running back, defensive back and as a return specialist. Because of that performance teams made sure to stay away from him at cornerback this past season, one that he ended up making no interceptions. He still tore it up on offense and special teams however and is looking for his first offer.

Brian Fields rushed for over 1400 yards and 25 touchdowns this past season at William Penn High School and also returned two kicks for touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back is surprisingly still awaiting his first written offer and as he told on Tuesday, he thinks teams just want to see how fast he really is.

"I have been getting a ton of mail, but no offers," Fields stated. "I have been hearing from Penn State, West Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Maryland mostly. Everyone says they want to see how fast I am in person because the only time I ran in front of coaches was at Penn State camp last summer when my knee was banged up."

"Penn State just sent me an invite to their junior day on April 5th, so I'm going to try and get there," Fields explained. "I haven't talked to the staff at all recently, but I did love it up there and really like the campus because it is a lot different then where I live. I felt very comfortable in State College and like the way the coaching staff communicates with the players."

"Rutgers is close to home and has a feature-back system which I like. Size doesn't matter to them either seeing they just lost a 5-foot-7 running back to the NFL in Ray Rice, so that bodes well for me."

"I also like Virginia Tech a lot," Fields said. "They play in the ACC which is a really good conference and they go out there and play hard. They really be ballin' out there and run out of the I-formation which I'm really used to. I think I could help them in the return game too with Eddie Royal leaving."

Fields was named first-team All-State as a return specialist and second-team All-State as a running back as a junior.

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