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'06 PA WR/DB Elijah "Scoot" Fields (Pitt signee/bootee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Highstreet, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Highstreet

    Highstreet Freshman

    Elijah Fields
    Duquesne (PA)
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 200 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds
    List: Ohio State, Oklahoma, PSU, Pitt, WVA, Indiana, louisville, UNC

    -As a junior he was first team All-Eastern Conference and was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 South squad. In addition he was named all-Class A by both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review. He also averaged 15.7 ppg in basketball.

    - He has offers from Pitt and WVa

    - Fields is the # 18 prospect in PA. according to Rivals, and the # 9 player in PA. according to Scout

    <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td colspan="5" align="center" bgcolor="#dedede">Rec.</td><td>
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="outerbar" bgcolor="#000000" height="20">STATISTICS</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#444444" height="20" width="35">No</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#444444" height="20" width="35">Yds</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#444444" height="20" width="35">Avg</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#444444" height="20" width="35">TD</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#444444" height="20" width="6"> </td><td align="right" bgcolor="#000000" height="20" width="6"> </td> </tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#ececec" height="20">2004 (Jr.)</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" height="20" width="35">26</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" height="20" width="35">591</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" height="20" width="35">22.7</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" height="20" width="35">14</td><td align="right" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" height="20" width="6"> </td><td align="right" bgcolor="#ececec" height="20" width="6"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td bgcolor="#cccccc" height="1" nowrap="nowrap" width="100%"><spacer type="block" height="1" width="1"></td></tr></tbody> </table> <!--------------------end prospect stats-------------------->
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



    Fields has offers from Pitt and West Virginia, he is hearing from Louisville, UNC, Ohio State, Oklahoma and a lot of other schools. He is going to camp at Pitt.

    Fields caught 23 passes for 591 yards as a junior, earning first team all-conference honors.
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Elijah will be at the combine in Akron this weekend...
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $


    Elijah holds offers from Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Akron, Marshall, Kent State, Toledo, and Eastern Michigan. He does not plan to camp this summer, but is still hearing from tOSU.
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Elijah claims a "firm" offer from Ohio State.... He will make an unofficial visit to Ohio State this summer.

    WV Rivals (06/17/05)
  6. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    Elijah has very nice size and gret speed. Would love to have him in Columbus.
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Scout $


    Elijah has Pitt, WVU, and tOSU as his top 3 right now.
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    The new article makes it pretty clear that Elijah does not have a Buckeye offer, so I am removing the "official offer" designation from the thread title.
  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Elijah's top three (and only three) are West Virginia (written offer), Pitt (written offer), and Ohio State (verbal offer from Coach Daniels).

    Bill Kurelic - 07/11/05
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Pitt, West Virginia and Ohio State are his top three. West Virginia, Pitt, Connecticut, Akron, Kent, Marshall and Toledo have offered. Ohio State has not offered.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Post Gazette



    It may seem that all of the focus surrounding the Duquesne Dukes football program this season is on Elijah Fields, and with good reason.

    Fields is perhaps the top skill player in the Eastern Conference. Now that running back Shane Brooks graduated and went to Pitt following the Dukes' co-champions of the Eastern Conference last season, Fields, a senior wide receiver/safety, may have the opportunity to join him in Oakland as the Panthers have already offered a scholarship to him.

    Then again, so has West Virginia, and Ohio State also has shown some interest.

    But Fields, who caught 23 passes for a 23-yards-per-catch average last year, is not the Dukes' only major-college football prospect.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Post Gazette


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    Steve Mellon, Post-Gazette
    Duquesne's Elijah Fields is looking to have another big year.

    Fields of dreams for Duquesne
    Talented wide receiver drawing Division I interest, will play big role in Dukes' success
    Friday, August 26, 2005

    By Colin Dunlap, Tri-State Sports & News Service

    The scene was just about two years ago, and Duquesne High School was going through warm-ups before a humid, Saturday afternoon game against nemesis Clairton.

    One sinewy but somewhat thin receiver wearing a Duquesne uniform was running streaks down the sideline. As he went up, he came down and deftly dragged both feet in bounds, securing the ball and tucking it away in one, quick motion.

    Just then, Duquesne coach Pat Monroe stuck out his index finger and pointed toward the player in question.

    "That kid is going to be a player," Monroe said. "I'm telling you, if he works hard, he's going to be one of the best we've ever had."

    Fast forward to now, when that same kid has risen from a sophomore beginning to open some eyes to a well-known commodity by the name of Elijah Fields, a senior receiver who is being courted by some major college programs and who made Monroe's prediction come true.

    "After my sophomore year, I just kind of knew that there were some older guys in front of me but I was going to be counted on," Fields said. "That's when I knew I had to have better work ethic and I had to work hard if I wanted to be a leader when I was a senior."

    Fields, at 6 feet 2, 200 pounds, was named all-Eastern Conference last year as he pulled in 23 passes for 527 yards, a 22.9-yard average. There were only two receivers in the WPIAL who caught at least 23 passes and had a higher yards-per-catch average.

    This season, Monroe and the Dukes are looking to Fields to do even more.

    "He was always a fluid athlete, from the time he was young," Monroe said. "But he had a slight build and that was something that Elijah had happen for him, he got bigger. Since his frame has gotten bigger, he's become more of a threat because he always had the individual skills, but now he is able to be a little more physical."

    And because of that, because he has become a complete receiver with a penchant for throwing big downfield blocks, Fields also has forced some major Division I recruiters to take notice. Pitt, West Virginia, Akron, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Kent State and Marshall have offered scholarships. In recent weeks, Penn State and Ohio State have upped their contact with Fields, and although neither has offered a scholarship, Fields said there's a good chance both might after seeing him play in some early season games.

    "I just know that I have to work hard this year," Fields said. "I really think I can play for any college, it's just up to someone taking a chance on me."

    And neither Monroe nor Fields think it will be a factor that the receiver competes in Class A. Monroe, especially, thinks the time has come and gone where college recruiters are skeptical about players who play at some of the area's smallest schools.

    "With Class A linemen, sometimes people question what they really can do, but I think it is different with skill position guys," Monroe said. "There are all those combines and camps and things, and when a kid shows up and puts up certain numbers it's pretty clear what he can do. Before, in the past, there might be some question about Class A kids, but with someone like Elijah, people know he could produce at any level."

  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Pitt, WVU, Ohio State and Penn State are his top four. Pitt is high on his list due to the recruiting class they are putting together. He will decide in mid season, he wants to see what OSU and Penn State do.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2005
  14. TheStoicPaisano

    TheStoicPaisano But I didn't, so it doesn't

    I like this kid a lot, probably partly due to his cool nickname. Good height and weight if the numbers are correct. Not too many 200 lb. freshman recievers. I'd love to see him in this class with Chichester and Small.
  15. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Hate to feel like I'm correcting ya, but you named 4 teams there. What's the 5th team going after him?

    If our other wr prospects don't work out like we hope, I think this kid could fit in real well.

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