San Mateo's Fields locks it down

San Mateo CB Ronald Fields (6-2, 190) is a big corner with the instincts and athleticism necessary to play any type of coverage called. The talented corner spoke with recently and talked about how he ended up with the Bulldogs as well as what he does best on the football field...

"I didn't get recruited much out of high school," Fields told "We had a lot of talent and I guess I sorta got overlooked. I went through the (NCAA) Clearinghouse and got all my stuff done, so it wasn't qualifying problems."

After finishing his prep career at Sacramento (Ca.) Grant, Fields wanted to continue playing so after checking out a few programs, he decided on San Mateo.

"I liked the coaches and the defense they ran," Fields noted. "I felt like they could help me get ready to play D-1 football, so I got here and it's been good for me."

As a freshman for the Bulldogs last season, Fields had a solid season, posting 34 tackles and led the team with four interceptions and 12 passes defensed.

"We play zone and man, but I love playing man-to-man," Fields said. "It's competition, man-up, you know it's just you against the receiver and I love that.

"We play a lot of cover-two and quarters (four deep), so we have to know how to play zone too, but if someone asked what I preferred, it would be man."

Recruiting has yet to pick up for the talented, physical corner, but he said he hopes schools become more interested as they come out and see him, along with the rest of his teammates, this spring.

"My coaches just told me to be patient and let it happen," Fields said. "They just want me to keep working hard and working on my technique and just keep getting stronger and faster and the rest will take care of itself."

Fields is on pace to graduate this December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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