After recently narrowing his list of schools down to five -- West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Cincinnati and Temple -- Jaleel Fields is in the process of finalizing his plans for the next four years.
At six feet, two inches and 290 pounds, Fields is a dominating defensive tackle and is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com. This past weekend, Fields made a return trip to West Virginia and left with a different feel than before.
"The visit went real good," Fields said. "I really enjoyed myself. This time it felt like I was at home."
Fields had the opportunity to enjoy the weekend with his Aliquippa teammates Dravon Henry and Jyier Turner. Upon arriving early Saturday morning the group took part in game day festivities. He admits this visit has moved the Mountaineers up on his list.
"Yes, it did," Fields said. "Yes they moved up on my list."
Despite still possessing a final group of five schools, Fields doesn't intend to take anymore additional visits, which could lend itself well to West Virginia's chances. The Mountaineers currently have fourteen commitments for the 2014 class -- but only one defensive lineman -- and zero that play the position as Fields.
Though he hasn't set a definitive commitment date, he says it will definitely come after his high school season is complete.