When Arlington (Texas) Martin and Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston played on Friday night, there were eight current Division I commits on the field. That total included three four-star prospects in the class of 2011. However, it was a junior that was perhaps the most impressive player in Martin's 43-6 victory.
Defensive end Devonte Fields was active throughout the entire game. He ended the contest with six solo tackles and a sack but he was in the backfield almost every play, giving Rivals250 quarterback Jamal Turner fits. He even came in as a blocking tight end on offense as well. Schools have started to take notice of the 6-foot-4, 220-pound defender.
"I'm not really actually talking to anybody yet," Fields said. "I've been invited to a bunch of games, though. I've been to an Oklahoma game and an Oklahoma State game. (Texas) A&M wanted me to go to their game against Arkansas this weekend but I didn't have a ride."
With teammates Danzel Williams and Devonta Burns committed to Oklahoma and Texas A&M, respectively, they have let Fields know of their schools' interest in him.
"Danzel had told me that the coaches wanted me to come and watch Oklahoma," he said. "With A&M, Devonta had told me they wanted me there. I haven't really had a chance to talk to any coaches myself just yet."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process, Fields does admit that one school currently stand out to him.
"I like Oklahoma," he said. "I've always liked them. I like how they do stuff up there. Danzel and I will talk about them some since he's committed there."
Though he has yet to hear from them, a Pac-10 program has also caught his attention.
"I would like to check out Oregon," Fields said. "I like their uniforms and they're a really good team out there. That's just a place that seems like it would be fun to play."
As for the other two programs that invited him to games, Fields says he is interested in them as well.
"I could see myself going (to Oklahoma State) too," he said. "They've got a good environment up there that I like. I haven't had the chance to go out and visit A&M so I'm not sure about them just yet."
So far this season, Fields has racked up 40 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a deflected pass.