With all the talented signal-callers in the state of Texas, it’s easy to forget about guys like Joseph Fields of Houston Booker T. Washington. But with several offers already on the table and more to come, he’s already established himself as one of the region’s best of the best.
Entering June, Fields had offers from Arkansas, Syracuse and Wisconsin, but he’s recently added a scholarship offer from Tulane and Houston.
“I’ve only had time to go to the UofH camp and they offered me at camp,” he said. “I’m still going to work hard to take some unofficial visits before the summer is over.”
Visits to where?
“Well, Michigan and Tennessee asked me in May to come up for a visit and see what it’s like there,” Fields, who measured in at 6-foot-1 and 214 pounds at the Rivals100 Houston Junior Day, said. “I also want to see Syracuse. I’m trying to get up there and working on the plans.”
But those plans are all on hold until summer school and seven-on-seven play are over with.
No, don’t worry about Fields not qualifying. He’s actually taking English IV, so he can graduate in December and attend the school of his choice.
“It’s going to make me focus on my decision much sooner,” he said.
Washington led by Fields will be playing in the Cy Falls seven-on-seven qualifier tournament this weekend. He hopes to carry his team to the state tournament that is played annually in College Station, Texas.
“We’ve got a few new wrinkles that others haven’t seen yet,” he said. “We also have a secret weapon.”
That secret weapon is junior-to-be receiver Jeremy Bradshaw, a rising junior that has D-I written all over him.
“He’s going to be one of the best in Houston next year,” he said. “We really feed off him. He’s about 5-11 and 185 and nobody can cover him. He’s a stud.”
Fields had previously listed Nebraska, Oklahoma and UCLA but those teams have slipped behind the others that have offered scholarships.