Fields to Western Michigan
Brian Fields
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 21, 2008

Western Michigan picked up two commitments from the same school this week when both Lewis Toler and running back Brian Fields gave their verbal pledge to the Broncos staff. Fields is a player that was once thought of as a mid-major player and could end up being an absolute steal for WMU.

Brian Fields has been the star of Delaware high school football for years now and all of that hard work culminated this week when the 5-foot-8, 180-pound ball carrier gave his verbal commitment to Western Michigan.

“I committed to Western Michigan the day before Lewis Toler did,” Fields explained. “The staff was loving it and the running back coach had been waiting for a while, so they were all very excited. My parents were very excited about it. My mom really liked how straight forward they were with me and my father said as long as I was comfortable there he was cool with it too.”

“They were my only offer for a while and when I went up there I really felt like it was similar to home, so I fit in there,” Fields added. “There aren’t a lot of distractions up there which I like, so I can get my work done and I like that laid back atmosphere. I was obviously really excited to be able to go to the same school with my teammate Lewis Toler, but the decision was for me, not because of that.”

Fields ran for 1400 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, earning second-team All-State honors at running back. He also returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns, earning first-team All-State honors as a return specialist.

As a sophomore, Fields was voted 1st Team All-State by the Coaches Association at running back, defensive back an return specialist.

He carried the ball 209 times for 1510 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

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