Speedy In-State WR Likes 'Cats

2008 Kentucky Wildcat football recruiting update from Kentucky Sports Report's Rob Gidel. Click inside to read the entire article.

E.J. Fields Profile

Frankfort (Ky.) HS wide receiver/cornerback E.J. Fields is one of the Southeast's fastest two-way players. Having already shattered district and state records in track and field, the standout is waiting his opportunity in football.

"I've just been running track at school. I just won state again in track," Fields said. "Hopefully next year, I'll get a chance to win it again for the third time."

The 6-foot-2, 185 pounder can play both sides of the ball at the next level and it's his versatility that has college coaches drooling at the possibilities.

"It really comes down to what side of the ball I want to play," Fields insists. "Some schools are recruiting me as a free safety and others are recruiting me at wide receiver. I'm not leaning either way, right now."

Eight schools have already put their hat in the ring with more to come. Wisconsin, Purdue, NC State, Duke, Kentucky, Troy, Cincinnati and Wake Forest have offered Fields.

"I'm also waiting on my offer from Minnesota," Fields said. "They are recruiting me real hard right now, as is Louisville. I'm hearing from them, too."

Fields finished in the top four spots in the 100, 200 and 400 meter race, again as a junior. All this despite a pulled hamstring that caused him to walk with a significant limp prior to the race.

In football, as a junior, Fields was as dominant, utilizing his speed to help finish among the leaders in the state in rushing, running for 1,147 and 14 touchdowns at quarterback and running back. He, additionally, added 65 tackles from the free safety spot.

"He is a great kid with good grades who has developed into a hard worker," Frankfort coach Craig Foley said. "Obviously his speed is his best asset, but he is also a physical guy and most people don't think that he is. He will not hesitate while on defense from coming up and laying a hit on you and he doesn't shy away from contact when running the ball."

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