Brian Dohn

With a Top 6 including Big Ten, SEC and ACC schools, East No. 3 CB Tariq Castro-Fields has one official date on mind

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields has several schools he wants to visit, and the first one he schedules could be big.

Tariq Castro-Fields, one of the top cornerbacks in the East, is still sorting through dates and places for official visits, but there is one he is looking at hard.

The East No. 3 cornerback said a return trip to Alabama in late November could be on his docket. 

The Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist stand out also has North CarolinaVirginia TechMarylandMichigan State and Penn State on his list.

"I'll most likely be taking unofficials first," he told Scout. "Then, (Castro-Fields will use) my officials for after the season. I think I want to use an official for the Iron Bowl (Auburn at Alabama on Nov. 26) but nothing is set in stone."

The 6-foot-1, 177-pound Castro-Fields will have some flexibility to make visits as his season moves forward. He plays the next two Saturdays (Sept. 3 and Sept. 10), but then Riverdale Baptist's schedule moves to a lot of Friday games, meaning unofficial visits will be easier to make.

Official visits will be much more difficult to set during his senior season.

Castro-Fields has a bye Oct. 28, which is the same weekend Michigan State hosts Michigan. Of his final six, only Michigan State is playing at home that weekend. North Carolina and Alabama are off, and Virginia Tech is playing a Thursday night game.

It is why Castro-Fields is taking a hard look at making official visits after his season concludes, which will allow him to decide in January.

"I want to decide after the season, closer to signing day,” Castro-Fields said recently. “It depends on when I feel 100 percent sure. I just want to take my time. Stuff happens where guys get full. But if they want me, they’ll take me. Just for me to be a man and stick to my word is big for me. For my mom to be comfortable, that’s big.”

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