Local defensive standout Tariq Castro-Fields finally decided to commit to Penn State on Wednesday.
“It feels great just knowing that they offered me before I was even a four-star or whatever the rankings are,” Castro-Fields told Penn Live. “Just shows that they see something in me development-wise that I still have a lot of room to grow, a lot of room to become a bigger man, a better football player.”
Fields picked the Nittany Lions over Maryland and Alabama. He planned to make his college decision earlier, but he ended up delaying his commitment to National Signing Day.
Fields, who received First-Team All-Met honors by the Washington Post this season, is ranked the No. 7 recruit in Maryland and the No. 32 cornerback in the nation. He held 15 Division I offers before narrowing his list down.
Fields received home visits from Maryland, and Penn State as those were the two schools pursuing him the hardest. He had a good connection with Terps head coach D.J. Durkin and Penn State’s James Franklin, so he couldn’t go wrong with both programs.
Fields will join former Wise standout Marcus Allen, who is set to return for his senior season.