Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) verbally committed to Boise State over the summer and will…
In-Home Visit Report: Jack Fields
Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) received a visit from his future Head Coach on Wednesday evening as Chris Petersen dropped by for an in-home visit and brought (RBs Coach) Keith Bhonapha along with him. The talented RB verbally committed to Boise State over the summer and says he's now looking forward to signing on the dotted line in just a little over a week. "Coach Petersen and Coach Bhonapha came to my school that afternoon," he said. "They spoke to administrators, my coaches, and watched some film from the season," he added. "They got to my house at around 6 pm," he stated. "They sat down with me, my dad, and my head coach, and we all talked about the NFL playoffs. We just had a little bit of 'guy talk.' We sat down at the table shortly after that, ate dinner, had fun, and talked back and forth. We went back into the living room after dinner and talked about the coaching transition, the offense, and just the overall program." "He said the offense will remain the same," said Fields. "They always try to replace a guy who leaves with someone that is familiar with the program and understands the coaching style. He reassured me that it would be the same Boise State that I committed to over the summer." So, could Jack see the field as a true freshman in 2012? "My dad and I had been wondering where they see me fitting in with the offense," said Fields. "D.J. Harper will be the guy that's leading us, but they like to use multiple RBs. I was told I'll have a chance to get in there as a freshman and earn playing time. It's up to me to be ready in the fall and take advantage of that." "I love competition," he said. "Competition makes you go out there every single day with a desire to prove yourself. If you fumble in practice, miss that assignment...some guy can possibly beat you out. You have to constantly prove yourself and that will make you a better player." "I'm 100% committed." During the recruiting process, Jack says he and his family wanted to commit to Head Coach that puts an emphasis on morals and ethics. "That's what we were looking for," he said. "Coach Petersen is a great, humble man. He has achieved a lot, but keeps the same morals and values. I saw in my home a very humble man, someone you can talk to about anything. His results speak for themselves...four Top 10 finishes in six years." "My parents couldn't be happier," said Fields. "The biggest thing for them was knowing that I'll be surrounded by good people since I'll be far away. On my official, they took all that worry away from my parents. The camaraderie and leadership among the players was the main thing that stood out to them. Sometimes the coaches don't have to get involved...the players will get on you." Signing Day is now less than two weeks away and Jack says he's ready to officially become a Bronco. "I'll be able to officially say that I bleed Orange and Blue," he said. "It will be a proud moment for me. I plan to keep my LOI papers so I can look back on it twenty years from now and realize that I accomplished one of my dreams." BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jack Fields.
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