The quick recruiting romance between USC and LB Kolbe Fields (6-1 205) morphed into a marriage Thursday night when Fields announced a commitment to the Gamecocks. Fields, who once was committed to Oklahoma State and then Memphis, had been trending toward the Gamecocks ever since new USC coach Shane Beamer reached out to him in December. The Gamecocks don’t yet have a defensive coordinator or linebackers coach, but Fields had no problem moving forward with his plans.
“I’m pretty confident in the guys they have there right,” Fields said. “That’s not really too much (of an issue). I think I can thrive in what they want me to do, of course. Whatever they want me to do, I think I’m capable of doing it. He (Beamer) likes my versatility and how I can play all over the place, and I can make plays from anywhere on the back-end side.”
Fields also is relatively new in learning about the Gamecock program and traditions. So far, he’s liked what he’s uncovered.
“I don’t know too much about them, but I’ve been going on their Twitter page and looking at the environment,” Fields said. “It looks like a very fun environment. The fans love it there. That’s what I’m getting from the videos that I’ve seen so far.”
Last season Fields rolled up 105 tackles with 13 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions. He was named the Defensive MVP of his district.
Fields is rated as a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked the #60 outside linebacker nationally in the 2021 class.