While we were all trying to figure out how Mike Bobo would look in the green and gold of the Colorado State Rams, our SEC neighbors to the east were getting recruiting news that may yet be of interest to Bulldog fans.
That's because last night Cornelius, North Carolina cornerback Mark Fields decommitted from South Carolina, making him the sixth Gamecock pledge to fly the coop in recent weeks. The exodus appears to be the result of multiple factors, but the most significant are rumors of changes on the defensive staff and Steve Spurrier's concession that he may only coach a couple of more seasons.
I wouldn't make too much of it just yet, but Jeremy Pruitt did visit Fields last week, and Georgia long ago offered the 5'11, 185 pound Army All-American. And Pruitt won't be the only one calling on the senior out of Amos Hough High School. Fields already plans visits to Texas and, most galling for Gamecock fans, Clemson.
Georgia certainly has other cornerbacks lined up for the class of 2015, but none of Fields's caliber. He's a consensus top 10 corner nationally, and a national top 50 player. Bringing him to Athens would be a huge coup. Keeping him out of Columbia would just be a bonus. It would also be a nice way to round out the defensive back class if coaches are unable to pry Louisiana standout Donte Jackson away from LSU. Until later...