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West Virginia Football Recruiting: Maryland wide receiver Randy Fields commits to the Mountaineers

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...and the Mountaineers just beat Pitt for another recruit

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The West Virginia Mountaineers continued their momentum on the recruiting trail this evening when St. Frances Academy wide receiver Randy Fields announced his commitment to the program via Twitter. The three star prospect flew under the radar, and chose the Mountaineers over Pitt and Maryland.

This commitment is just another product of the Elkton, Maryland pipeline that the Mountaineers have enjoyed over the past couple years. Elkton was the former home of the now defunct Eastern Christian Academy, which produced David Sills V, Wendell Smallwood and Daikiel Shorts. St. Frances Academy essentially replaced Eastern Christian in the Baltimore area, and is also the new home of Logan Holgorsen and current West Virginia commit Leddie Brown. We’re not saying Logan enrolling at St. Frances was some master play by Dana, but it probably didn’t hurt.

Measurables

Height: 6’ 3’’

Weight: 185 lbs.

Big 4 Ratings:

Power 5 Offers - Pittsburgh and Maryland

  • 247Sports - 3* (81 rating)
  • Rivals - 3* (5.5 rating)
  • Scout - 3*
  • ESPN - NR

Junior year highlights:

The Smoking Musket Analysis

In Two Words - if you have to remember just two things about this player...

  • Tough
  • Smart

Absurd Comparisons

Fields immediately reminds me of Daikiel Shorts. He’s got the size to be a slightly bigger than average inside receiver, and has the ability to find the soft spot in the defense to get himself open. He’s got great hands, and isn’t afraid to take a hit to ensure he gets the first down.

Scheme Fit

As I said above, Fields should fit into the role that Shorts occupied in the last two seasons; that go-to receiver that you can count on to catch the ball and get the first down. In a couple years, we may talk about Randy as fondly as we did Daikiel.

Impact on Other Prospects?

Fields’ commitment gives the Mountaineers four wide receivers in this class, but that doesn’t mean they’re finished at the receiver position. There are still one or two guys out there that the staff would take if they wanted to commit.