Three-star cornerback Bryon Fields of Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day is still looking for his first BCS offer. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder continues to be close as the season opens.
"I think I'm up to eight or nine offers," he said. "I got Appalachian State the other day and Richmond offered me as well not too long ago. I also have offers from Army, Furman, Georgia State, Navy and Wofford."
Fields went to a pair of camps earlier this summer.
"I was at West Virginia's camp in July and that went pretty well," he said. "I did alright, but I didn't really hear much from them."
There are several other BCS programs still in the picture.
"I am still talking to Duke and Boston College," said Fields. "I went to Duke's camp and did very well. They were impressed with me and I'm about as close as I'll get with them. Coach Lubick is fighting for me for an offer up there, but it's just a matter of spots, it's not a matter of if I can play there. For Boston College, I didn't get a chance to go up there, but they liked my film and are going to monitor my progress this year. They said I'm on their senior watch list."
Fields hopes to make it to some games this fall, but has nothing set up at this time. He also added that there are no favorites at this stage either.
"I don't really have a favorite," he said. "I haven't really done that much visiting yet."
Once he does hit the road, he knows what he will be looking for.
"I want a strong academic school no matter where I go," he said. "I want to keep my grades up, that's the main thing cause football doesn't last forever. Obviously, I do want good football too."
Providence Day fell in their season opener on Friday 34-21 to South Point. Fields has noticed improvement in his game though.
"I've gotten a lot faster over the off-season," he said. "That helped me and I've been in the weight room. I've gotten bigger, stronger and faster than last year."