Many think Tyus Fields will end up at Clemson, and it is easy to see why. The 2019 four-star cornerback from Cornelius (N.C.) Hough got his first offer from Clemson as a rising sophomore, and his brother, Mark, is a rising junior corner for the Tigers.
The perception that he is bound to follow in his brother’s footsteps to Clemson is not necessarily accurate, however, at least according to Tyus. He says Mark playing at Clemson isn’t influencing his recruitment and won’t impact his decision in the future.
“It’s not a factor at all,” Tyus said. “He’s doing his own thing. I’m just going through the process, so I’m open to all schools.”
Since receiving an offer from Clemson last May, Tyus has added others from North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
“As of right now they’re all even,” Tyus said. “I’m thankful for all the offers that have come my way. They’re all even right now.”
Tyus most recently visited Clemson for the program’s junior day in March, and said he plans to return for the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.
He made multiple game-day visits to Clemson last fall.
“I like the atmosphere, the fans,” he said. “They’re at every game, always supporting.”
Tyus is looking to potentially narrow down his recruitment at the end of his junior season this year or beginning of his senior season. He isn’t in a hurry and wants to let the process play out.
What is he looking for in a school?
“A school that has really good coaching, a family-like atmosphere and eventually sends players to the NFL,” he said.
As a sophomore last season, Tyus posted 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense, and rushed for 437 yards and nine touchdowns on offense.
He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 corner and No. 147 overall prospect in the 2019 class.