Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has called the 2017 recruiting class potentially the “best ever” for the Wildcats. Coming off a rough 3-9 campaign, the Wildcats need all the help they can get.
Star reporter Zack Rosenblatt is previewing Arizona’s recruits in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 1 national signing day. All ratings according to Scout.com.
Name: Tony Fields
Position: Outside linebacker
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 205 pounds
Hometown (high school): Las Vegas (Desert Pines)
Rating: 3-star, No. 92 outside linebacker, No. 12 in the West, No. 1 in Nevada
Other offers: Boise State, BYU, Illinois, Missouri, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington State
2015 stats (2016 unavailable): 93 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries
Who he is: Playmaking outside linebacker with a nose for the ball. High school teammates with two other UA commits: offensive lineman Edgar Burrola and cornerback Tony Wallace.
How he fits: Arizona is desperate for help at linebacker after losing their top five tacklers at the position, and Fields — already enrolled at UA — has a chance at immediate playing time on the outside.
He said it: “He’s great. He’ll make plays. I’ve never seen a player like him, to be so hungry and want to get after it.” — Burrola
Fields' highlight video on Hudl