Fields Attends Wolfpack Spring Game

Pack Pride caught up with Kentucky standout E.J. Fields after his recent unofficial visit to NC State.

Over the weekend athlete E. J. Fields made the trip from Kentucky to North Carolina, where he visited both NC State and Duke. What did he think of what he saw?

The 6-2, 180-pound prospect from Frankfort, Kentucky runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and is one of the more athletic prospects in the Bluegrass State.

"I got in to North Carolina on Friday and went straight to Duke. I was there for a little while and I liked what I saw. It seemed like a nice place. On Saturday I went to NC State for the spring game. I had a good time there too. I thought the stadium was amazing. That was probably the most impressive thing about NC State.

"I talked to Coach O'Brien and Coach Archer for a little while. Coach Archer has been the guy recruiting me since he was at UK for a few years, so we stay in touch. I also got to talk to Justin Burke, because he's from Lexington Catholic. Overall I'd say it was a good time."

Who else is Fields looking at?

"I'm open to all the schools that have offered me. I have offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati and Troy, plus NC State and Duke. Louisville has sent me some letters, but nothing too serious.

"I think I'm going to wait a while and take some official visits before I make my decision. I know earlier I was talking about making an early decision, but I'm not really in a rush. I'll just wait and see what happens."

Because of his size and speed, Fields has the potential to play a number of positions at the college level. Most schools have told him they would likely bring him in as an athlete and see where he fits in.

"I really have no idea where I'd be playing at most places," said Fields. "I do know that Duke wants me as a wide receiver and NC State wants me as a defensive back. I just want to get on the field. I'd say tackling is my biggest strength as a defensive back."

Last year Fields ran for nearly 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns while passing for 750 yards and seven scores.

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