Fields decommits from USC

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco receiver Shay Fields announced his decommitment from USC on Tuesday...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco receiver Shay Fields was one of the first players to pick up a USC scholarship offer when Ed Orgeron took over as the Trojans interim head coach.

A Boise State commit at the time, Fields decommitted from the Broncos, waited a couple of days, and then gave his verbal pledge to the Trojans.

Fields announced Tuesday via Twitter his decommitment from USC.

"I think it's about time for me to say that I have decommitted from USC for personal reasons," Fields tweet (@shaysosa01) read.

Fields told Scout on Dec. 31 at the Semper Fi Bowl the the had yet to speak with new USC coach Steve Sarkisian beyond a briefintroductory phone call. Fields explained the only coach from the Trojans' staff to contact him since Sarkisian was hired was receivers coach Tee Martin.

Fields told Scout at the Semper Fi Bowl he was hoping to setup a meeting with Sarkisian so he could determine his status with the Trojans' new staff and their recruiting plan going forward.

On Tuesday, Scout learned that no such meeting between Fields and Sarkisian ever took place.

Sarkisian met with the media Jan. 14. Due to NCAA rules coaches cannot speak in regards to specific student athletes until they sign their National Letter of Intent on Feb. 5. But Sarkisian did say the following in regards to recruiting his 2014 class:

Every kid that was committed to USC when I was hired, we're honoring the scholarship. We also made it the point to each and every one of those kids to understand what they committed to and what is now on board and what we are doing from a style standpoint and how that might not fit exactly what they committed to. But we were very up front with all of them throughout the entire process. Some of them felt great about what we're doing and others said 'I might want to check and see what else is out there for me'.

Fields took an official visit to Colorado over the weekend. He will also take an official to California.

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