Junior DB Mark Fields Jr. (5-11 184) of Cornelius, NC has Clemson and USC high up on his early list and he has seen both in person this season. Fields was at Clemson for the Georgia game and was at USC for the Vanderbilt game.
"The Clemson atmosphere was great," Fields said. "It's the only ACC school with a SEC environment. They told me I can come in and make an impact right away. South Carolina played Vanderbilt and it was still packed. I got to go to the lockerroom and see pre-game and see how the players interact with the coaches. The facilities are about the same. Both have similar things. Not one stands out more than the other."
Fields, who is the son of former Carolina Panthers linebacker Mark Fields Sr., hopes to get to the LSU-Alabama game and he wants to go to Tennessee for a game. He has offers from Clemson, USC, Tennessee, NC State, North Carolina and Ohio State. He said he's really not interested in staying in North Carolina for college.
"Of the offers I have," Fields said, "USC and Clemson are right up there but I'm still open. I'm waiting on more program to pull the trigger (on offers)."
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Fields plans to make his decision next summer. Fields is a very athletic defensive back who can play corner and safety. He also plays running back.