There was a feeling Sunday night that defensive back Mark Fields Jr. of Cornelius, N.C., committed to Clemson earlier in the day at the conclusion of his official visit. But Fields waited until Monday night before publicly acknowledging the pledge.
“Clemson just offers everything that I want as far as academics, athletics and me accomplishing what I want to get done in three to four years,” Fields said. “I just felt like it was a perfect fit and a chance for me to grow as a football player and an individual. I just wanted to make it happen.”
Fields made several visits to Clemson during the recruiting process and his official visit last weekend sealed in his mind all he needed to know to make his decision.
“I committed to Clemson because Clemson has everything that I want,” Fields said. “The visit just reinforced everything that I already knew and that Clemson is the place that I wanted to be. They are offering me everything that I want to be able to accomplish and get done, so I just said why not, just go ahead and make it happen, and just end it.”
Fields, a one-time USC commitment, is the 25th newcomer for the Clemson program and the fourth for the secondary. He canceled a scheduled official visit to Texas for this weekend.
The College of Charleston swimming teams split a dual meet at Georgia Southern over the weekend.
The men’s and women’s teams picked up a sweep of Savannah College of Art and Design on the road Saturday 192-70 and 217-73, while the women lost 162-126 to Georgia Southern. In a 32-event meet, the CofC men won 13 events, while the women took first in three at the RAC Aquatics Center in Statesboro, Ga.