Three-star running back Arby Fields (5-8, 187, 4.45) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos has already committed Northwestern, but that hasn't stopped other schools from trying to gage if there is a chance that the talented running back is still interested in other schools.
"I have a great relationship with the coaches at Northwestern," Fields said. "Coach Pat Fitzgerald, Coach Jerry Brown, and Coach Matt MacPherson have been coming down to the school. They're real quality guys who know football and know how to coach well.
"People were telling me that Northwestern is a great school, the football program is on the rise, and Coach Fitzgerald is a great coach so I decided to take an official visit," Fields said. "I kind of had an idea of the top three schools I wanted to go to. When I took my official visit there I fell in love with the campus and the team. It was just a great experience for me and I decided that this is the place for me so I committed."
"I still get phone calls and everything, but people know that I'm committed," Fields said. "Before I committed I was talking with different schools all the time, and I still get letters from some Pac-10 schools."
"Northwestern is graduating both of their senior star running backs in Tyrell Sutton and Omar Conteh," Fields said. "They are two great guys who stepped in and played early. I want to go there and compete and be a competitor."
"To be able to play in the Big-10 conference speaks for itself" Fields said. "The education that Northwestern can provide for you is great, because unfortunately football doesn't last forever. Hopefully things go my way and I'll stay healthy and be able to make an immediate impact as a freshman."
Fields certainly made an impact for Los Osos and helped them get to the CIF semifinal game after rushing for 1,118 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. He had 39 receptions for 610 yards and four receiving touchdowns.