Field Comments on Decision

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It didn’t take long for Alex Field to respond to Virginia Head Coach Al Groh’s scholarship offer with a verbal commitment. Virginia has long been his favorite school, so he was a little more than excited when he received the scholarship offer earlier this month.

“They offered on the 18th [of February] I believe,” Field said. “I committed to them right then. I used to go down there to see football games in middle school. I went to a game with a friend of mine last year, and I wished that I could play football for them.”

Field is happy to have his recruiting processed finished at such an early stage so he can focus on his upcoming senior season. Last year, he helped Broad Run to a 6-4 mark, an astounding improvement from the 0-10 campaign in 2002.

“Very much,” Field said when asked if he was happy to have made his choice. “I got kind of worried, but everything worked out like I wanted it to. I’m relieved to have everything out of the way. Now I can focus on next year.

“Last year, we did really well. We finished 6-4. We played Stone Bridge, who was the top team in our district and held them to only 17 points. They had been scoring over 50 points per game. I think we are going to have a great team next year.”

Per Broad Run Head Coach Ken Belchik, UVa likes Field as an athlete type of player. Field feels he could contribute on the next level at three positions in particular – tight end, defensive end, and offensive tackle.

“I play tight end and defensive end right now,” Field said. “I could keep growing and turn into an offensive tackle. Whatever they think I could contribute at once I get there is where I’ll play.”

As a tight end on offense, Field’s blocking ability is second-to-none. He believes toughness may be the main factor in making him such a good blocker.

“Oh yeah, it’s probably my toughness,” Field replied. “I’m probably a lot bigger and stronger than the other guys I play against, so I can push them around easier.”

On defense, his anticipation and instincts helped him earn Dulles District Player of the Year honors as a junior.

“I can read plays and see them developing before they happen,” Field said. According to him, his primary recruiter will now be Defensive Line Coach Mike London. “I react quickly.”

UVa fans can expect to see Field at the Spring practices,