Louisville offers 3-star safety E.J. Fields

Three-Star Frankfort (KY) standout E.J. Fields told InsideTheVille.com over the summer that he hoped Louisville would offer a scholarship but wasn't sure whether it was in the cards. Last week, Scout.com's No. 42-rated safety finally got the good word from the Cardinals.

Frankfort standout E.J. Fields told InsideTheVille.com over the summer that he hoped Louisville would offer a scholarship but wasn't sure whether it was in the cards. Last week, the 6'2 athlete finally got the good word from the Cardinals.

"I like them a lot," Fields said of Louisville. "Coach (Greg) Nord just called me and told me that they were offering. So I'm going to try and make a visit up there sometime soon."

Fields, whose brother attended U of L, said he's already visited Louisville for a game this season. And even though Louisville has started slowly out of the gates with a 3-3 record, Fields said he still holds the Cardinals in high regard. "I went to the Middle Tennessee game," he said. "I still like them a lot."

Here at the Top 5 schools on Fields' list right now: "UK, Wisconsin, Purdue, Cincinnati and Louisville," Fields said.

Fields told Scout.com's Chris Pool last week that Wisconsin and Kentucky topped his list, but told InsideTheVille.com Sunday that he doesn't have a favorite and that Louisville's offer has him seriously considering the Cards.

Fields didn't sound like he was in hurry to make a decision. He still hasn't taken or scheduled any official visits, though he's getting close to setting some visits up. Fields also said he hasn't decided whether or not he'll attend college in-state or head outside the Kentucky borders to attend school.

"I don't have any official visits set up but I plan on setting some up this week," Fields said. "I want to take as many visits as I can before making my decision."

A standout on both sides of the ball, Fields is being recruiting as both a wide receiver and safety. Fields said Louisville hasn't said yet where they envision him playing if he decides to play for Steve Kragthorpe and the Cardinals next season.

"I've got seven interceptions so far," Fields said. "I think my strength is probably tackling.

"I want to go where I can see myself playing the most. I just want to be on the field, so it doesn't matter to me what position I play in college. But I think I'm best with the ball in my hands where I can make something happen in the open field."


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