USC Offers Former Arizona Linebacker
Tony Fields II, a starting linebacker at Arizona for three seasons, has received a scholarship offer from USC.
Fields, who played weakside linebacker at Arizona, is a graduate transfer and would be immediately eligible. He announced Wednesday he would leave Arizona.
"Being a Wildcat has been an honor as well as one of the best experiences of my life," Fields tweeted Wednesday. "I have grown in so many facets due to my tenure here in Tucson."
Fields started every game the past three seasons and had 287 tackles in 37 games. He also intercepted two passes and recorded 8.5 sacks.
It makes sense for USC to offer Fields because although the Trojans return a lot of linebackers, there are questions at all three spots.
Palaie Gaoteote can play middle or strong side but he was inconsistent. Jordan Iosefa is an expected starter but was hurt last season. Other possible starters like Abdul-Malik McClain, Hunter Echols, Kana'i Mauga, Eli'jah Winston and Ralen Goforth have not been given extensive playing time.
Texas, UCLA, West Virginia and Minnesota have also offered Fields so far.