"He's a really strong and fast corner," Hough head coach Bobby Collins said. "He has the genetics to be a really good player. He has the potential to be the best player in the state in his class, but he has to prove it."
After starting at cornerback as a freshman, Fields was forced to sit out his entire sophomore season dealing with issues associated with his enrollment at Hough.
Seven schools have offered Fields, including Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
"Just about everybody from the SEC and ACC has been by to see him and inquire about him," Collins said.
Fields's UNC offer was extended during Fedora's Freak Show. Although he didn't partake in camp activities, he definitely soaked in the atmosphere.
"I thought it was a really good camp," Fields said. "Coach [Larry] Fedora brought a lot of the top guys that he wanted. The atmosphere was fun."
During individual position drills, Fields paid particular attention to Dan Disch, UNC's cornerbacks coach.
"I think highly of their entire coaching staff," Fields said. "Coach Disch seems like a great coach. I haven't really spent too much time with him, but from the little bit I have he seems like a great guy."
About a month later, Fields returned to Chapel Hill with his teammates to participate in UNC's 7-on-7 camp. Despite the pair of visits, he doesn't feel prepared to make a judgment on UNC.
"I want to take some more visits up there and interact with the coaches some more and some of the players," Fields said.
Fields is looking to return to UNC for a football game, but doesn't have definite plans. He does, though, have plans to attend the Clemson-Georgia game during the opening weekend of the season.
Besides UNC, Fields visited NC State, South Carolina, and Tennessee over the summer. Those experiences allowed the Gamecocks to emerge as an early favorite.
"Just from my visits, [South Carolina] is my top one," Fields said. "I like big-time SEC football, the players they put in the league, the coaching staff, the academics – I think it's a good fit."
But Fields cautions that it's a long time between now and his Signing Day.
Fields participates in track for Hough where he won the 100-meter dash in the regional meet. His personal best time is 10.71 seconds… Fields's father played linebacker at Washington State. After being drafted in the first round by the New Orleans Saints, he went on to have a 10-year NFL career that included two Pro Bowl appearances.