Recruiting: Fields Having A Busy Summer

Running back Darryl Fields of Madill, Okla., is having a busy summer, but you might be surprised that not a lot of his activity is tied to recruiting.

"I'm working and playing basketball and, of course, summer football workouts," said the 6-2, 200-pound speedy running back. "I've got a summer job working at Walmart.

"Then I'm playing on an AAU basketball team. We have a bunch of guys from Ardmore, Plainview, and Madill playing on a team. I think we have a tournament this upcoming weekend. I think it's in Piedmont."

Okay, Fields is busy. But what about recruiting? He has offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Tulsa, Arkansas, Colorado, Rice, and SMU. That should be no surprise considering last season he rushed for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns on 147 carries. As a sophomore he was a linebacker that wrecked opposing offenses.

Has he done anything involving recruiting? "I visited SMU," he said. "I really like the campus and how their football team is working to change it around.

"I was supposed to visit Arkansas, but I don't know how that is going to work out because my coach is busy and I've got my job. Oklahoma State? I haven't heard much from them since they offered me the scholarship."

I also spoke to Fields about Madill quarterback Spencer Bond, who recently won the Oklahoma Top Gun Quarterback Challenge against some very good competition in Edmond.

"I wasn't there but I heard he did really good," said Fields. "He is a good quarterback. He's quiet, and he's gained a lot of experience and talent since last season. He'll help us have a good season and we have a pretty good line. They aren't that big, but they are smart and they play really hard."

There is no doubt, with Fields, Bond, and a strong supporting cast, Class 3A had better watch out for Madill this upcoming season, and we'll keep any eye on how Fields recruiting is coming along and also down the line the recruiting of Bond for the 2011 recruiting season.

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