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Kentucky, Kansas offer Fields

Grand Blanc safety Jordan Fields is one of the fastest rising prospects in a deep year for talent in the state of Michigan. The 6-1, 175-pound prospect picked up his first two BCS offers last week to go along with two previous offers from MAC schools.
Fields has held offers from in-state MAC programs Central Michigan and Western Michigan since early in the spring. Tenders from Kentucky and Kansas doubled his offer total at the end of May.
"It wasn't a surprise to me because when I first talked to them they had talked about me coming down," Fields said. "I stayed in contact and we got comfortable with each other. They saw my camp highlights, were pretty interested in me and decided to offer."
Fields went on to discuss his initial impressions of both Kentucky and Kansas.
Kentucky: "I'm not really familiar with the whole place yet, but the first contact came through my dad. I really feel that it is a good school because it is in one of the best conferences in college football so going there I know you will become a better athlete.
Kansas: "My dad is actually friends with one of their coaches [Reggie Mitchell]. They went to high school together and played in college together, so there is a close connection there. I am really comfortable with the coaches, and my position coach there is a real nice guy. It's all a good situation there."
Besides the schools he has offers from, Fields has been in communication with Pitt, Syracuse, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, LSU, Ball State, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Michigan.
At this point in the process, Kentucky, Kansas and the other schools recruiting Fields are all chasing Central Michigan.
"I am really interested in Central Michigan because my dad went there and I really liked it up there. They are at the top of the list," Fields said. "They have my dad's head coach and recruiting coach still working there as part of the football team. Every time we go over there I hear a bunch of new stories about him, and it's kind of cool just to know that I have family roots at a Division 1 school."
Two weeks ago, Fields was nearly ready to make a commitment to the Chippewas, but the recent offers and continuing interest from other schools has convinced the Michigan native to holds off on his decision a little longer. A few camp appearances this summer could further increase his offer list.
"I'm going to be going to Sound Mind, Sound Body camp on the 15th and 16th," Fields said. "I plan to go to Michigan State and may try to get down to Notre Dame. "I'm still open to anybody because anything could change from here until Signing Day."
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