For the longest time Chris Fields of Painesville Harvey wondered what it would be like to have a scholarship offer from Ohio State and now he knows. He was offered a scholarship to Ohio State earlier today and he committed on the spot. Fields now becomes the seventh junior to verbally commit to Ohio State.
Today a dream became reality for Chris Fields of Painesville Harvey High School.
He was offered a scholarship to Ohio State and he committed on the spot.
“Coach (Culiver) sent for me from class and (Coach Taver Johnson) asked me if I wanted to take it and I took it,” Fields said. “Ohio State is a great school, the coaching staff is great and I have a good relationships with all of the coaches and I felt it was a great school for me to go to. And besides, I've always wanted to be a Buckeye.”
Fields said it was overwhelming. He talked with Coach Johnson, Coach Hazell and Coach Tressel.
“I never went through this before but I’m really excited though,” Fields said. “I believed in Coach Johnson saying that everything was going to be all right, just stick with us and stuff. So it’s exciting. It’s exciting to commit to a school that you’ve always wanted to go to.”
And now that he’s a Buckeye, he’s looking to help others find their way to Ohio State.
“Yeah I’m friends with Melvin (Fellows) and Justin Turner and those guys,” Fields said. “I plan on talking to them about it. I’m sure everything will work itself out.”
Fields said he couldn’t be happier.
“I feel excited. The simple fact is that I've been waiting for Ohio State to offer for the longest time,” he said. “I was thinking that even if I got offered I was planning on waiting until February to commit, next February, but when it finally happened I thought you know you might as well take it now. It’s an opportunity to go to the school that you always wanted to go and it’s not too far from home and the coaching staff is great and the atmosphere is great and everything is positive around there. So I thought I might as well just take it.”
And the feeling was everything he thought it would be.
“I always wanted to pick the best college and Ohio State was the best college for me so I stuck with it and in the end it all came through,” Fields said. “I’m excited. It feels good. I already talked to Nic DiLillo and he said ‘Welcome aboard.’ I can’t wait to be a Buckeye.”
Fields is planning on taking the ACT test in April.
Fields with Harvey head coach Devlin Culliver