It didn’t take long for former Marist safety Clayborne Fields III to find a new home – starting next semester, he will be at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Fields made the announcement via his personal Instagram account.
Fields took a trip down to Chattanooga’s campus in the past week after receiving an offer on Nov. 28, and it looks like he has a chance to garner significant playing time next season.
It seems that the rationale for this decision is that Fields wants to show NFL scouts that his game can translate in a better conference, and if Fields can succeed at Chattanooga, it will definitely prove a point.
Craig Haley of TheAnalyst.com ranked the FCS conferences before the season began, and the Pioneer Football League (Marist’s conference) ranked dead last at 15th, while Chattanooga’s Southern Conference was ranked in the upper echelon of the list at fourth.
Fields was given First Team All-PFL recognition for his play at safety this season as well as Second Team All-PFL for his punt returning prowess.
Next year will be Fields’ last playing college football as that will mark the final year of his NCAA eligibility.
Center Field will continue to provide updates on more transfer commitments.
Photo from Kira Crutcher