For the second straight day, the Vols picked up a commitment in their 2019 recruiting class from a cornerback. And this time it was from a four-star prospect from North Carolina.
Tyus Fields committed to Tennessee in the 2019 class on Saturday afternoon. Fields is in town for UT’s big recruiting cookout event on Saturday, and he chose to commit during the event. He chose the Vols over offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Florida State, Penn State, and others.
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— Tyus Fields (@FieldsTyus) July 28, 2018
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Fields is the No. 217 overall player in the 2019 class and the No. 22 cornerback in the class as well. Those rankings also have him as the sixth-best player in the state of North Carolina.
Fields, whose brother Mark plays for Clemson and father, Mark Fields Sr., played in the NFL as a linebacker, unofficially visited the Vols for the Orange & White Game. He had been high on Tennessee ever since the Vols switched coaching staffs.
The 5-foot-10, 182-pound corner from Cornelius, North Carolina has played a number of positions on both offense and defense for William Amos Hough. He has very good awareness and is great in pursuit, and he plays the run surprisingly well for a cornerback. He keeps up with receivers and is deceptively quick. He wraps up well on tackles and plays instinctually. If he was a little bigger, he might make a really good safety in college. He could still play there if UT’s coaches decide that’s where he fits better.
As a junior, Fields totaled 92 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, and a touchdown on both an interception and punt return according to MaxPreps.
Fields is the second commitment for the Vols in as many days, and Tennessee went from having no cornerbacks committed in their 2019 class to suddenly having two corners pledged to them in that span. Fields joins three-star Warren Burrell as the two players to commit to the Vols over the last 36 hours.
Tennessee now has 17 players committed in their 2019 class.