Arlington (Texas) Martin was full of prospects this past season and the Warriors saw five of their seniors sign with Division I-FBS programs. However, the cupboard is not bare heading into next year.
Defensive end Devonte Fields was one of the better players at his position in the entire Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is no wonder, then, that several schools have already extended offers to the 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior.
"Texas A&M and Baylor offered a while back," Fields said. "I guess Kansas is the newest one. I've been talking to the Kansas coaches a little bit.
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"I'd been talking to the A&M and Baylor coaches a lot so those didn't really come as too much of a surprise when they offered. It was nice to get them for sure, though."
Another Big 12 school could be on the verge of extending an offer to Fields as well.
"OU seems like they could be close, I think," he said. "I've been talking to coach (Brent) Venables and coach Bobby Jack Wright. I already went to an OU junior day. I liked it."
Fields, a member of the Rivals250 to Watch, has visits scheduled this coming weekend to two of the schools that have offered him, although it might be tough to make both.
"I haven't been to any of the schools that have offered me yet," he said. "I'm going to A&M on (Feb.) 20. I'm going to Kansas on the 19th. We're driving to Kansas and then heading back right away to get to A&M the next day."
Fields was set to attend a junior day this weekend but was forced to postpone that trip.
"I was supposed to go down to Texas today for their junior day," he said on Sunday." We had car trouble so I didn't make it. I'm going to try and make it to their next one in two weeks."
Fields has two teammates in Devonta Burns and Danzel Williams headed to schools that recruiting him as the signed with Texas A&M and Oklahoma, respectively. However, he says neither is trying to sway his decision.
"Not really," Field said. "They don't really try to do too much recruiting. They just let me do my thing. They both really like their schools but they don't try to influence me or anything."
Fields, who says he has no favorites at this time, finished the season with 66 tackles and six sacks, earning first-team all-district honors along the way.