Where Does SMU Stand?

When Mount Enterprise's Kevin Pope gave SMU his verbal commitment, the Mustangs got their power back. Now, they need a player that can take one around the corner 80 yards for a touchdown. Could Darryl Fields be ready to fill that void? PonyStampede.com talked with the Madill, Oklahoma running back about his trip to the Hilltop. If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out!

"It was really good. It was a really nice school. Better than I expected," stated Field to PonyStampede.com. "I liked everything about the school. There wasn't really anything that I didn't like. The school was a lot bigger than I thought it was and there was a lot to look at."

Fields had 147 carries last season for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also had a handful of catches out of the backfield and one receiving score. His effort helped the Madill Wildcats to an 8-3 record, before losing in the first round of the playoffs. He currently has offers from SMU, Texas Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Tulsa, Kansas State, Rice, and Arkansas.

Besides SMU, who has been recruiting Fields the hardest?

"Arkansas has been on me quite a bit and so has OSU. They have done a good job too," said the junior. "I would say my favorites are SMU and Arkansas. They are in my top two and probably Texas Tech would be number three."

Even though Fields has some early favorites, college football fans will have to wait for the running backs' decision. The junior has been adamant that he would like to wait to make his choice until after his senior football season.

"I have been thinking about it and I think I will wait to make a decision until sometime after the football season," stated the 2010 prospect. "I'm going to take some visits and stuff."

Fields says that the rest of the summer will mostly consist of him working out at his school in their "Summer Pride" program. His number one priority will be lifting. The junior currently has a 235-pound bench press and squats 320 pounds.

Besides for all the attention that he is getting on the field, Fields is also seeing success during the spring. In the Class 4A state track meet in Tulsa, he won the 200 meters in a time of 22 seconds flat and then won the 400 meters in a time of 48.96 seconds. Fields accepted congratulations and said he was pretty happy with the results.

"Oh yeah, I was real happy because of how much work I put into track and to see it all become worth it, the hot track practices and the practices and running in the rain," Fields told GoPokes.com back in May. "I was happy that in the end it was all worth the effort."

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