2014 DB Tony Fields starts SEC tour

AUBURN, Ala. -- On Saturday, Tallahassee, Fla., defensive back Tony Fields visited Auburn University for the Tigers’ Mini-Camp II. It was the first of four SEC stops the 2014 prospect plans to make this week.

“The visit went really well,” Fields said. “I really enjoyed the campus and the facilities. I like that Auburn really cares about academics as far as tutors and mentors and really managing schedules for players. I think that’s important.”

On his visit, Fields talked with the AU coaching staff, and although they were hoping he could participate in the camp, he wasn’t able to go because of a strained hamstring.

The next stop on the tour for the 5-foot-10, 187-pound safety will be the University of Alabama on Sunday. He also plans to hit Ole Miss and Tennessee before returning home.

At this point, Ole Miss is the only school to offer a scholarship, but the four schools that stand out are Alabama, Auburn, Florida and South Carolina.

“I’m mainly looking at the atmosphere and what it feels like,” Fields said. “I just really want to be around a great fan base be in a college town that really cares about football and somewhere where I think I can excel.”