The Clemson secondary has been a bit of wild card over the last couple of seasons. While expectations have never been low, there are always a couple of question marks. The Tigers have been able to answer those questions due in large part to the versatility and athleticism of their players.
How does Clemson set itself up for repeated success? The answer is simple … recruiting.
The Tigers’ coaches are very selective when it comes to defensive backs and every player is carefully considered before being offered. Of course it never hurts when you get an early scouts look because an older sibling is already a player in the secondary.
Tyus Fields, the younger brother of Clemson corner Mark Fields, already has an inside look at the life of a Clemson Tiger. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Hough (N.C.) star could be an intricate part of Clemson’s 2019 recruiting class as his recruitment develops.
The younger Fields said he enjoyed his camping experience at Clemson last month.
“I was over at the new facility and it went well, good work out there,” he said.
While Fields said the new facility “was really nice” and “definitely one of the better ones around,” it’s “the good coaching” that really makes Clemson stand out against other schools.
Fields told The Clemson Insider Tennessee, Penn State, North Carolina and Maryland are showing the most interest in him at this point in his recruitment.
“They all show me the same amount of love,” he said. “All are at the top.”
It looks like he will wait to officially release his top schools until the “end of junior season or start of senior season.”
Clemson is not currently in his top group, but Fields said they easily have the potential to be among his favorites when he ends up making his decision.
Fields said two things will ultimately be his top deciding factors “good coaching and a good fan base,” two things that Clemson gets check marks for on his list.
Although he still has plenty of time left in his recruitment and the Tigers do not sit atop his list at the moment, Fields did say he can envision himself being a part of the Clemson team by “just being a versatile player and helping the team.”
Clemson does also have something that no other school has in relation to Fields; a true family relationship.
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