Rhett Bomar, Texas' consensus #1 quarterback wasn't at today's Texas A&M Nike (they will do a special session with him Sunday). The top quarterback in attendance today, in my opinion, was Joseph Fields from Mercury Hayes' alma mater, Houston Washington. In between drills, I talked briefly to Fields, and I was surprised by what he told me.
"I measured 6-1, 215 lbs. My two 40 heats were terrible. I was running in my high tops. I ran a 4.7."
Do you have any favorites?
"Michigan, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Michigan was down here to watch me a couple weeks ago."
With Bomar not in attendance, Fields was, in this reporter's opinion, the class of the Texas A&M Nike Camp quarterbacks. Yes, he's 6-1, and that will hurt him in the various ratings, etc. But he made every throw, short and long, easily and accurately. He had the best arm there, and the most accurate. And he showed excellent mobility as well. At a rock solid 215 lbs., Fields plays bigger than his 6-1 height. And he had a mature, confident, leader-type bearing to him as well. Fields will definitely play quarterback in college at 6-1, and he will be a 'mobile drop-back' quarterback -- and the school that lands him will be glad they did.
Will Michigan actually offer Fields? Time will tell, but The Wolverines are evidently quite interested at this point. As is also, by the way, Texas A&M.
By the way, Fields' academics are reportedly solid.
I have posted more on the Texas A&M Nike Camp on the Premium Message Board. Click below:
TXAM Nike: Tom's Take
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