“I just love the way (offensive coordinator) Coach (Brian) Daboll coaches,” Fields told SEC Country at Nike’s The Opening. “Of course, they are going to contend for national championships every year. They also have most of the best players in college football. Just getting to practice with those guys every day is going to get you better.”
Fields said his father came away impressed from Nick Saban’s message to him and the family. A return trip this fall for an official visit is possible, he said. As of now, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia are still the schools believed to have the best shot at Fields.
But, the nation’s No. 2 overall quarterback said he doesn’t have anyone on top right now.
“I wish I had a leader,” Fields said with a laugh. “I have to be honest. But I don’t have any idea.”
Interestingly enough, Fields said he believes his recruitment will stretch into the fall and it’s entirely possible a decision won’t be made until he takes all five official visits, which he is trying to do as soon as he can this fall.
The good news for Alabama with its pursuit of Fields is that he feels like the Tide’s young depth chart isn’t a negative.
“I mean there are great quarterbacks there,” Fields said. “At the end of the day, I feel like I’m a good quarterback, too. It’s just going to come down to who can make plays the best.”