Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns may have gotten three-star Tulsa Union safety Patrick Fields onto the Forty Acres just in time. According to The Football Brainiacs, Fields is set to announce his top three and decision date Monday evening.
Following his junior day visit to Austin, it’s quite possible Fields’ list includes the ‘Horns.
“It definitely did,” Field told Burnt Orange Nation as to whether the visit sparked more interest in Texas. “Seeing the mentality of their coaches, their facilities, campus, academic opportunities and all the connections you can establish coming out of Texas, it's hard not to buy in.”
More than enjoyed myself today pic.twitter.com/nzEjIR8JYx— Patrick Fields (@PatrickFields24) February 25, 2017
While on campus, Fields spent time with former Longhorns safety and Jim Thorpe Award winner Michael Huff, as well as safeties coach Craig Navier. In addition to Huff and Navier, Fields said the staff’s message was clear.
“They talked about their future of the program a lot,” Fields told Burnt Orange Nation. “They want #RevolUTion18 to change the program and get Texas back to their winning tradition, you know? They want everyone to just buy into their program and system.”
To that end, Fields said he will definitely be back at Texas in the summer or fall to get a better feel for the ‘Horns as a potential fit.
In the meantime, Texas will have no shortage of competition for Fields’ services. To date, Fields holds 10 offers, including Oklahoma, TCU, Notre Dame and Arkansas.
At 6’0, 190 pounds, Fields ranks as the nation’s No. 577 player, No. 49 safety and the No. 9 player in Oklahoma, per 247Sports Composite.