"Out of everybody recruiting me, Rutgers has the most around of time for me to play immediately," said Fields, who finished an official visit to Rutgers on Saturday. "I could come in and play from Day One, and play an important part. That's very attractive. That's a lot going into my decision."
And for Fields, playing time is everything.
He graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a degree in communications. Since he has a year of eligibility remaining and already earned his bachelor's degree, he can transfer to any school and not have to sit out a year.
It means despite averaging 10.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, and blocking 2.3 shots per game last season, he can play the upcoming season.
"I don't have a leader right now, but the visit at Rutgers went real well," Fields said. "I'm excited I can visit these places. Me and my family will look at the information. I love the opportunity to play right away there.
Fields already visited Xavier and plans to visit Miami this week. He is hoping to make a decision shortly thereafter.
During his trip to Rutgers, he toured the campus, got an up-close look at the facilities and also met with some of the administrators.
"I met all the people that if I go there would be in my life," Fields said. "I'm a down south kid, and what impressed me was the massive size of Rutgers, and the power Rutgers has in the community, and just the great school spirit they have. They were saying I go there and we have a good basketball team, what kind of support we would have."