Iowa is one of several Big Ten programs taking a strong, late look at Grand Blanc (Mich.) three-star safety Jordan Fields, so on Saturday the 6-1, 175-pound Fields and a teammate traveled to Iowa City to see the Hawkeyes host Michigan.
Grand Blanc had a second round playoff game Friday night, so in order for Fields to arrive in Iowa City in time for the noon EST kickoff he had to start driving at 1:30 Saturday morning. They made it with time to spare, and found the trip worth the effort.
"It was a fun experience," Fields said. "The atmosphere was good, the campus was nice, the coaches were very nice to us, they are getting new facilities and the facilities they have are nice. All in all, it was just a great trip."
After the game, Fields and teammate Justin Swims were able to take a look around the campus and get a feel for Iowa City.
"It's a good size if you are trying to stay focused and not get distracted by a lot," Fields noted. "As far as academics, I would like the small town just so I don't have that risk of being distracted as easily, but the big city is also great too."
Fields made a commitment to Central Michigan over the summer, but has continued to receive interest from college programs throughout this fall. Although he does not yet hold an offer from the Hawkeyes, he did have a chance to discuss that topic with their coaching staff on Saturday.
"I talked to Coach Eric Johnson and the head coach for a little bit after the game," Fields said. "Coach [Erik] Campbell is talking to me for receiver and then I got to talk to Coach [Phil] Parker for a little bit about defensive back.
"They have talked about an offer through email with my parents. I'm very confident that an offer may come, and I hope they do. It's a great place and I'm looking forward to seeing what goes on in the future with that."
Prior to making his commitment to Central Michigan, Fields had been offered by Kansas, Kentucky and Western Michigan. He has added offers this fall from Syracuse and Toledo, and is also hearing regularly from Michigan State and Penn State. He still maintains his commitment to Central Michigan, but is listening to the schools still showing interest.