LB Kolbe Fields (6-1 205) of Metairie, LA has risen quickly up the USC recruiting board. Fields has been committed to Memphis but did not sign this month because he wanted to see what other options might present themselves. One of those turned out to be the Gamecocks. They first contacted him this month and Wednesday he got his much desired offer from new Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer.
“I talked to coach Beamer and he was just telling me about the facts about the school and what they have to offer, and how it would help me and benefit me,” Fields said. “He told me I had a full scholarship to South Carolina, and that’s what I wanted. He likes my versatility and how I can play all over the place, and I can make plays from anywhere on the back-end side.”
How did Fields react to getting the offer from Beamer?
“I was excited,” Fields said. “That was my first SEC offer. I was ecstatic. I told him, I appreciate you so much. I can’t tell you how many times I thanked him and the whole coaching staff. This is almost life saving.”
The offer certainly appears to have placed the Gamecocks in a good position to get a commitment from Fields when he’s ready to move forward.
“I don’t want to say too much, but it opens my eyes a little bit and give me time to weigh my options and make the right decision, Fields said. “I talked it over with my family today. We are just trying to make the right decision. I’m going to talk to my dad tomorrow about it and then we’re going to see. Signing Day is next month (February), so I’m probably going to wait until Signing Day. I don’t want to make a decision too early, so I’m just going to wait until Signing Day to announce where I’m going. It’s only South Carolina and Memphis. That’s it for right now.”
And is there a favorite?
“I don’t want to put it out there too early,” Fields chuckled. “But, South Carolina is SEC. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Fields made 105 tackles with 13 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions this season and was named the Defensive MVP of his district.