Fields Considering TCU

TCU hopes to get Tony Fields on campus for a visit. New TCU coach, Curtis Luper is recruiting Fields and the two have a strong relationship.

TCU has had minimal success recruiting the state of Florida but it appears that the Horned Frogs will make a push for some of the Sunshine state's top players from the 2014 class. With Coach Curtis Luper on the trail of some elite Florida talent, TCU likes their chances. North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, FL. is home to a very talented group of prospects and caught up with one of them, Tony Fields, to get his take on the early recruiting process.

"It's going really good and I've been hearing great things from numerous schools" said Fields. "Right now, I've got three offers from Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU and I'm supposed to be hearing back from a couple of schools this week."

"I can't really say for certain right now but I'm expecting some good news from them in the next couple of weeks."

Fields says he's open to anyone willing to take a chance on him but says he likes the coach recruiting him for the Frogs. As he tells it, Fields and Coach Luper have been in contact since TCU's newest receiver's coach was at Auburn.

"I met Coach Luper back when he was at Auburn" said Fields. "I feel like me and him have a great relationship and he's a great coach."

At 5'11" and 195 pounds, Fields could project as either a corner or a safety at the next level but he says every school that's talking to him is telling him safety at the moment.

"Every school is recruiting me as a safety and that's what I want to play."

While Fields is familiar with Florida State, Miami and Florida, he admits that he needs to learn more about TCU.

"I know a little about them like they went to a bowl game and they're a program on the rise" he said. "But, I definitely need to get down there to see what it's like."

Another thing that may help TCU with Fields is the fact that TCU plays in the Big 12, which is known as a pass happy league. For a player of Fields' stature, he sees the conference as a challenge to a defensive back.

"I've been thinking about that a lot actually" said Fields. "It would be a big challenge to play against those types of offenses."

Fields elaborated on his original thought as he talked about playing in TCU's defense.

"Of course I would like to play for a defense like TCU's; it's something that I would love to be a part of" he said. "It's a respect thing, having that great defense can really take a team far."

Although, Fields has a number of schools chasing his commitment, he says he would like to get to Ft. Worth to see TCU first hand. When asked about the teams at the top of his list however, TCU came in just outside of his top 5.

"My top five schools right now are Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Ole Miss and Georgia" he said. "TCU is right behind those teams at number six right now."

Can TCU get Fields on campus for a visit? If they can't, this one seems like a lost cause. If they can, like we always say, they've got a chance.

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