Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meet the Future Frogs: Devonte Fields

Devonte Fields is the first recruit we're profiling in our lead up to National Signing Day, because he's the first of them that you'll be able to see in action as he'll take part in the Under Armour All-America Game Thursday night on ESPN. But he may also be one of the first of the Class of 2012 to hit the field in game action for the Frogs.

Fields, a 6'4" 240lb defensive end who's been clocked running a 4.6 forty, follows directly in the footsteps of Deryck Gildon from Bog Wager's powerful program at Arlington Martin to TCU. This year Fields helped guide the Warriors deeper into the playoffs than they've ever been, and was named 1st Team All-State by the AP.

Rivals awarded Fields four stars, and ranks him as the 12th best defensive end in the country, the 22nd-best overall recruit in Texas and the 165th-best overall recruit in the country. He committed to TCU back on April 29th and never really wavered from there despite acquiring scholarship offers from several Pac 12, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC programs.

On paper, Fields may be the best defensive end prospect to ever come to TCU. But as we've learned over the years, a recruit's potential doesn't mean anything unless he fulfills it at the next level. This is one "paper tiger" that I'm pretty excited about, though. I couldn't find a free highlight tape of his on youtube, but here is his Q&A session from the Under Armour Game:


14 comments:

Rotten Arsenal said...

Arlington Martin! Whoo-hoo!! My Alma Mater! When I went there, the playoffs were an entirely unknown concept to us in football.

Worth Hills Caddy said...

Assuming he plays DE for us, I can see this guy getting some pt next year opposite Maponga. Hopefully, Matt Anderson can come back strong after his injury.

Slay Purple said...

I can just imagine standing in the new AGC stadium yelling "FIEEEEEELDS" (similar to the "HUUUUUGHES" yell) as one of UT's overrated QBs is brought down for a sack.

shortnkerley's said...

I don't think calling UT QB's "overrated" is the right term. I think it's nationally known that they all suck terribly.

cmlakey said...

I'm sure he's a great kid and perfectly capable of making grades, I just hate to watch these 18-year-olds interview, they just sound stupid, but TCU will take care of that.

B-O-Y-C-E said...

That's my high school :)

chillout said...

cmlakey< shouldn't judge someone who isn't used to being interviewed. In fact you shouldn't judge anyone. To take the time to be negative and rude, you must have too much of it. Get a life

chillout said...

cmlakey< shouldn't judge someone who isn't used to being interviewed. In fact you shouldn't judge anyone. To take the time to be negative and rude, you must have too much of it. Get a life

chillout said...

cmlakey< shouldn't judge someone who isn't used to being interviewed. In fact you shouldn't judge anyone. To take the time to be negative and rude, you must have too much of it. Get a life

Rotten Arsenal said...

B-O-Y-C-E, when were you at MHS?

shortnkerley's said...

Chillout needs to chill out. Judging people is fucking awesome.

CounselorFrog said...

You just lost a reader...

B-O-Y-C-E said...

2 years ago

Rotten Arsenal said...

Huh... so I guess I was there when you were born.