WPIAL Star Fields Not Tipping Hand

One thing I brought away from my recent journey to Texas for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl was a greater respect for Elijah Fields. The standout athlete easily could have hung with anyone on the either team. Fields took his second official visit this weekend to Penn State, and Scout.com has the details.

Elijah Fields is quite the busy teenager as of late. The Duquesne, Pa., wide receiver/safety took and official visit to Pittsburgh last weekend and Penn State this weekend. He is the star player on a very good Duquesne basketball team that many feel will compete for PIAA gold. He has upcoming trips planned to West Virginia and he is still trying too find time to get his academics straightened out.

Fields was at Penn State this weekend for his second of four official visits and he was hosted by another former WPIAL star, Justin King.

“It was a good visit, we went to the basketball game and ate dinner and stuff,” Fields said. “I really enjoyed meeting Coach (Joe) Paterno and all the players. The stadium caught me off-guard though, that place is real big. Justin King was cool; he’s from close to home.”

The four-star standout admits that the environment at Penn State took him by surprise and exceeded his expectations.

“I thought it was going to be more country like, but it was a nice environment, it’s real quiet and laid back.”

The soft-spoken Fields won’t tip his hand in any direction; he’s as cool as one of those Texas hold ‘em players you see on ESPN.

“I’m just waiting it out and trying to see where I fit best. It’s definitely a lot tougher than I thought it would be. I have a visit to West Virginia this weekend, Coach (Bob) Junko from Pitt is coming to my house tomorrow, and then I have a visit to Ohio State. I want to have a press conference after my Ohio State visit (1/27), probably on that Monday the 30th to announce my decision.”

Fields may have to rearrange his Ohio State visit for SATs.

“I’m taking the SAT the 28th, so I might wait and go to Ohio State after the test. I took the ACT and I got an 18, so now it’s just working on my GPA.”

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