Once again it looks as if Colorado has solid depth in regard to offensive and defensive line recruits. On both sides of the ball talented 2013 prospects are gaining BCS, mid-major and FCS looks. One player that has seen his stock rise of late is Pine Creek offensive and defensive lineman Dalton Fields.
Fields, a 6-3 265 pound two way lineman, has been in fixture in 4A football over the past two seasons gaining All-State and All-Conference honors. During his high school career, Fields has honed his competiveness participating not only in football, but also wrestling and track. Last season Fields was a key part of a Pine Creek squad that went 13-1 and made it to the 4A state championship game.
As a player, Fields combines, strength, leverage, quickness and motor to impact the game on both sides of the ball. Defensively, Fields has a good short burst that allows him to gain penetration from his defensive tackle position. His background as a wrestler is evident in his use of leverage, pad level and hands. As a defender Fields has the ability to finish making tackles behind the line of scrimmage and down the line. Film review shows that Fields is adept at taking on the double team not only creating stalemates but defeating blockers and making plays. Fields' Pine Creek team runs a multi front D and Fields is solid as both a tackle and nose. Offensively, Fields is versatile enough to line up in the backfield working as a devastating lead blocker in jumbo sets.
Fields has been busy of late traveling to camps and making visits. Recently Fields competed in the Nike combine in Los Angeles and he has made an unofficial visit to Colorado State and potentially gained a Rams offer.
A top player in the state of Colorado who has consistently improved each of his years as a starter, Fields may still see his best football in front of him at the collegiate level.