Clemson is a very family-oriented, and if you take a look at its roster you can see why. You have the Davis brothers, sons of 1981 National Champion Jeff Davis, Will Swinney, and two more sets of twin brothers.
And that is just a few examples. Younger brothers and sons of current and former Tiger greats continue to follow in their predecessors’ footsteps.
One such legacy player could be 2019 recruit Tyus Fields, younger brother of current Clemson cornerback Mark Fields. The 5-foot-11, 182-pound Hough (N.C.) product said he will be taking a visit to Death Valley this fall.
“I’ll be visiting Clemson either this week or the next,” he said.
Fields has not been in contact with any teams recently, but wants to start ramping talks with schools, including the Tigers, when the college football season starts. According to Fields, Tennessee, Penn State, UNC, N.C. State and Clemson are all showing the most interest in him as of right now.
Fields currently does not have any favorites, but said he plans on making a list of top schools by the end of this season. He said Clemson has “a good chance” at being on that list from what he’s seen and heard from the coaches and staff so far.
He also mentioned it would be an honor to carry on his brother’s legacy at the cornerback position.
“That would be pretty cool…it would mean a lot,” Fields said.
Fields told The Clemson Insider he believes he could also bring versatility to Brent Venables defense.
“Well, I can play any position they put me at in the secondary,” he said.
While Fields plans to sell his skill set to schools this fall, he said he is looking forward to ‘just meeting up with coaches and having a good time.’
Fields still has two years left of high school ball, but draws a comparison between himself and Tyrann Mathieu, who he can relate to his playing style as well as “his love and passion for the game and physicality.”
Clemson loves to have versatile players on its team, especially at defensive back and could definitely use Fields if he ends up following in his brother’s footsteps.