DB Mark Fields Jr. of Cornelius, NC made his second visit this season to Clemson for the Florida State game. He was at the Georgia game and thought the setting then was incredible, but this past Saturday took things to a new level for Fields.
"It was awesome, best I've ever seen," said Fields who talked with Dabo Swinney and Mike Reed prior to the game.
While the Tigers suffered a lopsided loss, Fields says that does not affect his thinking about possibly going to Clemson. "A game like that doesn't affect me in any kind of way. Things like that happen. Something like doesn't affect anything in my recruiting."
Clemson's secondary coach Reed made it clear to Fields how much he'd like to coach him at Clemson. "Me and coach Reed talk on a daily basis, so we where just talking about things that he wants to do when I come out for 2015 and how he wants to use me on the defense," Fields said. "We talked about what their gameplan was going into the game, how they were going to attack the Florida State receivers."
Fields already was high on the Tigers and this visit did nothing to change that. "Of the offers I have right now my top two I'd have to say are Clemson and South Carolina," said Fields who also has offers from Ohio State, Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, SC State and Charlotte.
He has also been to USC for a game and is going to the Alabama-LSU game noting that Alabama has been recruiting him hard. He plans to get to USC for the Mississippi State or Florida game and hopes to go back to Clemson for another game.
The Gamecocks are working Fields just as hard as the Tigers. "I hear from South Carolina just as much as I hear from Clemson," he said. "Me and coach Brown have a real good relationship. Every day they tell me I'm the top guy for 2015 they have on their board. That's real cool to hear that they think of me so highly."
Is there a favorite for Fields between the two rivals? "No sir, they are the same to me," he said.
This season Fields has 25 tackles and 2 interceptions for his 6-1 team.