Clemson has a history as a school with a strong legacy. This legacy has been passed from generation to generation in some families, creating an even stronger and tightly knit adherence to tradition.
Sometimes this is passed from father to son, and in some cases, brother to brother.
Jeff Davis passed this down to both of his sons, J.D. and Judah, and now they all share a legacy as National Champions. Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen’s younger brother is also currently being recruited by the Tigers.
Tyus Fields is another one of those potential legacy recruits. His brother, Mark, is a junior cornerback who is now a National Champion. However, his football pedigree starts with his father, also named Mark, who was a first-round draft pick in 1995 and played in two Pro Bowls.
Fields is going into his junior season at Hough High in Cornelius, N.C., and said he will be taking visits to LSU, Florida State and Florida in addition to Clemson.
According to Fields, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, N.C. State, Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State are recruiting him the hardest at this stage in the process.
The 2019 cornerback said “each school stands out to [him]” in a different way.
As for Clemson, Fields said the “the good coaching” it brings to the table stands out.
He currently does not have any favorites and said the fact his older brother plays at Clemson now will not have an affect on his decision.
However, Fields said his older sibling has provided him with some words of wisdom.
“He just told me to stay patient in the process,” said Fields.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect, who already holds an offer from the Tigers, plans to narrow his recruitment down either before or after his junior season.
When visiting schools, Fields is looking for a home with “a good atmosphere and loyal fans.”
If he chooses to commit to Clemson, Fields said he can bring “versatility and energy” to the team.