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Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) verbally committed to Boise State over the summer and received a visit from his future position coach as Keith Bhonapha stopped by for an in-home visit last week. The future Bronco wrapped up his senior season a few weeks ago and will compete in an East/West All-Star Game next Saturday before turning his attention to Boise State.
"Coach Bhonapha was here on Monday," he said. "He met with my family, my coach, and came by the house for dinner. We watched the Monday Night Football game between San Diego and Jacksonville. It was just a really good experience to sit there, talk to him, and see what's going on in the program."
"He said my running style fits and he likes that I'm very decisive running the ball," he stated. "I know he'll continue to help me develop once I get to Boise State. I feel he and Coach Petersen can take me to that next level."
"My parents really like Coach Bhonapha," said Fields. "He's very honest, going to tell you like it is, and someone you can talk to one-on-one. He will help me become a better RB."
The talented RB also spoke to Head Coach Chris Petersen on Saturday afternoon.
"I spoke to Coach Petersen today," he said. "We just talked about my plan after football season, the all-star game coming up, and just about how excited I am to get up to Boise State. He told me to go out there and give it my all and compete."
"Playing for Coach Petersen will be awesome," said Fields. "He's a really good coach, but he's also one of the winningest in the country. I know I'll get the best out of my college experience playing for him. You can tell he's very passionate about what he does and he really cares for his players even after their career is over. He will be a positive influence even after I'm done with my playing career at Boise State. Some coaches are all business, but Coach Petersen is someone I can always learn from."
"I'm 100% committed."
Fields wrapped up his senior season a couple weeks ago, finishing with 2,442 yards and 25 TDs. The talented RB made a lot of progress from his junior season to his senior season and says the reason is simple...he is his harshest critic.
"People say I'm my harshest critic," he said. "I knew I needed more flexibility, to run downhill more, and needed to improve my cutting ability. I watched the film and worked on those in the off-season. I corrected those things."
"It was a great season," said Fields. "We took it to another level this year and created a brighter future for the younger guys. Our guys gave it their best effort in the weight room, on the field, in 7-on-7, and it was all about working together. I had my opportunity to shine when other guys were taking care of their responsibilities."
So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Jack Fields?
"Pretty much a guy that is going to go out there and play with his heart," he said. "I'm going to go out there and give it everything I've got, be a selfless player, and do anything the coaches ask me to do."
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