Fields Talks Sooner Offer

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Arlington Martin defensive end prospect, Devonte Fields. Fields took some time to talk with us about receiving the offer and where he now stands with the Sooners. Check inside for more.

The Oklahoma coaching staff appears to have taken a different approach with the 2012 recruiting class when it comes to offering prospects in the state of Texas. In years past at this time the Sooners were hard on their grind offering some of the top players in the Lone Star State. This year however, the majority of the Sooner offers have gone more nationwide.

At the defensive end position the Sooners have offered a hand full of prospects around the country and hadn't yet pointed out who their top prospect was at the position in the state of Texas. That all changed it appears when Devonte Fields received a phone call from Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables last week.

"Coach Venables called," Fields said about how he found out about his Sooner offer. "He just told me that they were doing their recruiting process kind of slow and they wanted me to know that I had a scholarship."

So far other than Oklahoma, Fields claims offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Arizona, Missouri, North Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, TCU, Tennessee and Louisiana Tech.

There has been talk that Fields could be a Sooner lean, so now that he has an offer where does the big man stand with the Crimson and Cream.

"I don't really know," Fields stated about where he stands with Oklahoma at the moment. "I'm just waiting to see how everything goes."

When asked what it is about Oklahoma that he likes Fields had this to say.

"I like their style and everything."

It appears that Fields may not be someone who ends his recruitment early in the summer or during his senior year. Instead, you may have to wait until the first Wednesday of next February of 2012 for his decision.

"I'm probably going to wait until national signing day," Fields stated about when he plans to decide.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 225-pounds, Fields says he is now up to 238-pounds which should help him on the field to better his stats from this past season where he had 66-tackles and six-sacks.

Fields description of himself on the field has sounds of a player with a lot of confidence in his abilities.

"I play hard and feel like nobody can stop me really."

With the way Fields is continuing to grow and get bigger his chances of being able to play at the next level as a freshman are greatly increasing which is something he is looking for when choosing the school he will play for.

"Academics and being able to play," Fields answered about what he is looking for when making his decision.

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated as we follow Fields throughout his recruitment.

-Greg Powers-


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