Tulsa (OK) Union high school 2018 safety Patrick Fields has been watching TCU for nearly a decade. It was the biggest reason the under the radar recruit hit the Frogs’ camp in mid-July.
With offers in hand from Tulsa and Arkansas State, the Oklahoma prep defensive back’s camp performance must have impressed a few eyes – including the head man.
“It was such a blessing I was speechless,” said Fields with Scout.com caught up with him. “I essentially went into TCU's camp unknown by their staff and walked away with an offer a week after.”
Fields talked about his interest with the Frogs.
“I've been paying attention to them since Andy Dalton played there, but I really love their utilization of their defensive backs,” said Fields. “I'm a big fan of Jason Verrett, their former corner, who plays for the Chargers now. So that made me even more interested in the program.”
The 2018 defensive back will hit Fort Worth for TCU’s matchup with Oklahoma. He’s likely to take other visits this fall as well.
So what is he looking for in a school?
“I'm a big fan of education, because football is never guaranteed,” said Fields. “Average starting salary after graduation, coaching style and how the coaches carry themselves as people will be huge in my recruitment. Also just the vibe - I want a family type environment.”
Fields reports a 4.75 core GPA on his HUDL page. In addition to his three offers, the Sooners have started to show strong interest. The 2018 safety class will be strong in the state of Oklahoma according to Scout.com’s Bob Przybylo.
The Redskins finished 9-3 last season.
“I honestly want to pull off an undefeated season and win the state championship,” said Fields when asked about his goals for this season. “I also want to impact the youger kids as much as possible.”
Horned Frog Insider will monitor Fields’ recruitment during the season.