Cornelius (N.C.) Hough cornerback Tyus Fields didn’t have time to visit many schools during the fall of his sophomore season. However, he was able to attend games at Clemson to support his brother, Tigers cornerback Mark Fields.
The younger Fields enjoyed witnessing Clemson’s run to the national championship while seeing his sibling log a career-high 337 snaps, 13 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and four pass breakups as a sophomore.
“I thought it was really good for the program,” Tyus said of Clemson winning the national title, “and I think Mark had a good season.”
Tyus, one of the top recruits from North Carolina in the 2019 class, will be back on Clemson’s campus this weekend.
“Me and Nolan Groulx are coming up Saturday for the Junior Day,” he said.
Groulx, a 2019 athlete from Davidson (N.C.) Davidson Day, has early offers from Central Michigan, Elon, James Madison and West Virginia.
Tyus, meanwhile, owns offers from Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State and Tennessee.
The latter is excited to check out something that was under construction the last time he was at Clemson but is now completed.
“I’m pretty excited (for the visit),” Fields said. “I’m ready to see the new facility. From what I’ve heard it’s one of the best.”
Clemson was first to offer Tyus last May, before N.C. State and Tennessee followed suit in June. Penn State and North Carolina handed him their offers in January a couple of months after his highly productive sophomore season concluded.
Tyus said he has built a strong relationship with Clemson co-defensive backs coach Mike Reed since the Tigers offered.
“Haven’t heard anything lately, but our relationship is close,” Fields said.
Plenty more offers are sure to come Tyus’s way with two years of high school still ahead of him, but Clemson figures to be a top contender in his recruitment for the long haul.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder recorded 61 tackles, three interceptions and 13 pass breakups on defense in 2016. He had 297 rushing yards and seven touchdowns offensively.