Damarcus Fields is this writer's pick for most underrated prospect of Texas Tech's 2016 recruiting class.
First off, the Scout three-star prospect rated as the No. 25 cornerback in Texas and No. 134 in the country for the 2016 class, was very productive for Taylor High School. As a senior he tallied 101 tackles, eight forced fumbles and four interceptions on defense.
He is also pretty big. Listed at 6-foot, 180 pounds as a senior in the fall, Fields said he gained 15 pounds during track season and is up to 195. Speaking of track season, Fields said he ran a 10.5-second 100 meter dash and a 21.9 200 this past season.
He's also versatile. In fact, Fields said Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs plans on creating a safety/corner hybrid position for him as the defensive back is fast enough to cover receivers in the slot, yet physical enough to help out in run support around the line of scrimmage.
"I have managed to gain weight and maintain speed," Fields said. "I just want to weigh around 185-195. The plan is to play safety but coach (Gibbs) is talking about making me a hybrid and playing safety and corner."
Fields is also a good student who graduates May 27th and will major in computer engineering at Tech.
"My mother and I'm really good at math and I have connections after school for a job if needed," Fields said.