After losing Ashton Youboty and apparently Donte Whitner to the NFL draft, Ohio State seems to be showing interest again in various defensive backs. But Duquesne (Pa.) standout Elijah Fields probably doesn't fall into that category.
That's because he might not even be playing defensive back at all once he gets to college.
"Ohio State likes me as a receiver," Fields said. "Most are recruiting me as receiver as a matter of fact. I played defense, but offense is where I am being recruited."
Fields (6-2, 207) had a busy season and fell just short of achieving some senior season glory.
"I did not get out to see any games this year because we had such a long season," he said. "We made a great run and lost the state championship game."
He has visited Pittsburgh and has at least two more visits scheduled.
"Pitt, then Penn State then Ohio State on the weekend of the 25th," Fields said.
What does Fields like about the Buckeyes?
"I am interested in Ohio State because it is a nice program and I am told Columbus is a nice community," he said. "I want to come down and see for myself."
Don't expect a decision from Fields until the last minute.
"I will wait until signing day," he said. "I have no favorite."
Fields had an outstanding season and was named WPIAL Class A Player of the Year. He rushed for 704 yards on 59 carries and caught 42 passes for 1,167 yards.