Mark Fields on his commitment to Clemson: "Clemson offers everything I want"


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Fields joins an already stacked 2015 recruiting class
Fields joins an already stacked 2015 recruiting class

Mark Fields Mark Fields
Cornerback
5-10, 185
Charlotte, NC

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’ commitment may be the best-kept secret in recruiting this year.

The 4-star Charlotte (NC) Hough cornerback committed to Clemson Sunday afternoon before he left to return home from his official visit, but the Clemson coaching staff promised to keep it a secret until Fields decided to publically commit to the Tigers. Fields becomes Clemson's 23rd commitment for the 2015 recruiting cycle.

The 5-10, 186-pounder flipped from South Carolina to Clemson and told TigerNet shortly after making his decision public that Clemson offered him everything he was looking for in a school.

“Clemson just offers everything that I want as far as academics, athletics and me accomplishing what I want to get done in three to four years,” Fields told TigerNet. “I just felt like it was a perfect fit and a chance for me to grow as a football player and an individual. I just wanted to make it happen.”

Fields had been to Clemson several times, but spending time with players like former teammate Van Smith Van Smith
Defensive Back
6-0, 170
Charlotte, NC

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, freshman defensive back Kaleb Chalmers Kaleb Chalmers
Cornerback
5-11, 170
Greenwood, SC

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, and freshman standout Mackensie Alexander just reinforced what he already knew – Clemson is the place for him.

“I committed to Clemson because Clemson has everything that I want,” Fields said. “The visit just reinforced everything that I already knew and that Clemson is the place that I wanted to be. They are offering me everything that I want to be able to accomplish and get done, so I just said why not just go ahead and make it happen and just end it.”

He decided to end his recruitment Sunday afternoon during his one-on-one exit meeting with head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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.

“I told them on Sunday that I was going to go ahead and commit but they kept it on the down low and nobody blew it up or anything and tonight I decided to just let it go,” Fields said. “I told Coach Swinney and he was really excited. All of the coaches said that they would keep it really low key until I decided to make it public and I did it tonight.”

With his recruitment behind him, Fields said that he’s eager to get to Clemson and get started learning to be the best player possible.

“Absolutely. I'm just going to go in next year and keep my mouth shut and try to learn as much as I can and just take it from there,” he said. “Clemson is getting a player that works hard on and off the field, wants to be the best and be a leader in the community.”

2015 FOOTBALL COMMITS (23)
Name POS Ht/Wt Hometown ESPN Rank
Mitch Hyatt Photo Mitch Hyatt OT 6-6/270 Suwannee, GA
LaSamuel Davis Photo LaSamuel Davis DE 6-4/215 Bamberg, SC
Albert Huggins Photo Albert Huggins DE/DT 6-3/280 Orangeburg, SC
Garrett Williams Photo Garrett Williams TE/RB 6-4/215 Orlando, FL
Kelly Bryant Photo Kelly Bryant QB 6-4/205 Piedmont, SC
Mark Fields Photo Mark Fields CB 5-10/185 Charlotte, NC
Noah Green Photo Noah Green OT 6-5/275 Boiling Springs, SC
Austin Bryant Photo Austin Bryant DE 6-5/245 Thomasville, GA
Ray Ray McCloud Photo Ray Ray McCloud WR/RB 5-10/170 Tampa, FL
Van Smith Photo Van Smith DB/RB 6-0/170 Charlotte, NC
Shadell Bell Photo Shadell Bell WR 6-3/190 Decatur, GA
Deon Cain Photo Deon Cain WR 6-2/200 Tampa, FL
Chad Smith Photo Chad Smith OLB 6-4/215 Sterling, VA
Tucker Israel Photo Tucker Israel QB 6-0/195 Orlando, FL
Sterling Johnson Photo Sterling Johnson DT 6-5/275 Clayton, NC
Jake Fruhmorgen Photo Jake Fruhmorgen OT 6-5/280 Tampa, FL
Gage Cervenka Photo Gage Cervenka DT 6-3/280 Greenwood, SC
Zach Giella Photo Zach Giella OT 6-6/285 Augusta, GA
Clelin Ferrell Photo Clelin Ferrell DE 6-5/220 Richmond, VA
Christian Wilkins Photo Christian Wilkins DT 6-4/290 Suffield, CT
Tanner Muse Photo Tanner Muse LB/S 6-4/205 Belmont, NC
Kaleb Chalmers Photo Kaleb Chalmers CB 5-11/170 Greenwood, SC
Amir Trapp Photo Amir Trapp CB 5-9/160 Central, SC

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