Brian "Fields" First Offer

Two years ago I thought Brian Fields would end up being a mid-major running back given his athletic prowess and ability to be a standout at defensive back, running back and as a return specialist. Up until now he hadn't earned any scholarship offers, but this week his first one came through from Western Michigan.

Brian Fields, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back from William Penn High School in New Castle, Del., snagged his first written offer this week from Western Michigan. We expected Fields to have more offers at this point in his recruiting and while he doesn't, he does think he will in a few more weeks.

"Western Michigan called last night and told me the offer is on its way," Fields said. "I talked to their running backs coach and he used to be at Northern Illinois, so he has coached guys like Michael Turner and Garrett Wolfe, so you know he knows what he's doing. I was really glad I impressed him because of that and was also surprised that they offered because they're the program I've been talking to for the shortest amount of time."

Initially Fields was being recruited by Rutgers and Penn State pretty hard, however with only so many spots to go around this year that interest has fallen off. He has however been told that two other schools will most likely be offering soon.

"It's my understanding that Northwestern and Delaware are very close to offering. Boston College has also been sending me a ton of mail lately as well, so we'll see where that goes."

Fields has 12 total touchdowns in seven games this season to go along with two interceptions. Recommended Stories

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