Scout.com > Boise StateJack Fields: 'All We Do Is Win'
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BroncoCountry.comMay 23, 2012
Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) signed with Boise State in February as a member of the 2012 recruiting class & is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented RB is expected to compete for early playing time once fall camp rolls around. So, how are workouts going right now? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.
Americas HS RB Jack Fields (El Paso, TX) signed with Boise State in February as a member of the 2012 recruiting class and is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented RB is expected to compete for early playing time once fall camp rolls around and says he was thrilled to see that Doug Martin went in the first round of the NFL Draft last month. So, how are workouts going right now?
"Workouts are going great," he said. "I'm doing the workouts that the coaches sent me. It's a lot of conditioning and strength work. I'm at 205 right now and feeling pretty good. Hopefully, I can maintain this weight once I get there."
"I'm really excited and ready to get to work," he stated. "I've been given a great opportunity to play for the best head coach in the country and I know Coach Bhonapha is going to really push me too."
"I spoke to Coach Bhonapha today," said Fields. "I've been wearing #21 since 7th grade and I was wondering if I'd be able to keep that number when I got to Boise State. I was a big LaDainian Tomlinson fan growing up and enjoyed watching him with the Chargers. Coach Bhonapha said that Coach Pete thinks I'll be able to have that number as long as one of the upperclassmen don't want it."
Jack says he paid close attention to the NFL Draft last month and was thrilled to see two Broncos go in the first round for the first time in school history.
"It's awesome and it shows how good the coaches are," he said. "A lot of times you get caught up in stars and how this guy might be a 5 Star and this other guy might be a 2 Star. Well, we've shown that we can put those 2 Star guys in the draft and now Doug and Shea will bring a lot of exposure to Boise State. It's really a testament to the coaching staff."
"All we do is win," he said. "We're going to take those guys that other schools say aren't good enough and we're going to keep putting them in the NFL and winning games. Having twelve players either get drafted or signed shows that Boise State is an elite program and we can do it without those 5 Star guys."
"We're going to keep this thing rolling. Hopefully, myself and Devan (Demas) can be the next great 1-2 punch at Boise State."
The future Bronco went on to say that Coach Bhonapha intends to give him "every opportunity" to earn playing time as a true freshman.
"Coach Bhonapha said he's going to give me every opportunity in the world to earn playing time," said Fields. "It's up to me to learn the playbook, stay focused, and that's why I'm coming in with a humble mentality. Some guys get overwhelmed when you're going up against the best, but I think it's going to make me a better player. It's up to me to learn from each experience and most importantly, to learn the playbook."
"Competition makes you better," he said. "I was Pre-Season All-State, El Paso Times MVP, and I wanted to show last season that I was going to Boise State for a reason. When I gained 100 yards, I wasn't satisfied, same with 150 yards. I went back and looked at why I didn't gain 200 or 300 yards or why I missed a block. You can always get better. When you think you've had a great game...you can still do better."
Jack says the first order of business is to gain the respect of his new teammates once he arrives on campus at the end of June.
"I'll arrive on June 23rd," he said. "I'm definitely going to take everything in stride. I'm going to show respect for the upperclassmen and my other teammates. My goal is to play as a freshman and I want to come in humble and show them that I'm a guy they can trust. It's important to do that since they're going to be my family for the next four or five years of my life."
So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Jack Fields?
"They can expect to see a hard-runner and a guy that plays with his heart on his sleeve," he said. "I'll compete every play and that's one thing I love...to compete. My teammates will know that they can trust me. It's a brotherhood with those other ten guys in the huddle."
BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jack Fields.