Mark Fields wins 'Fastest Man' event at The Opening

GoGamecocks staff reportsJuly 8, 2014 

South Carolina class of 2015 cornerback commitment Mark Fields from Hough High in Cornelius, NC

DWAYNE MCLEMORE — dmclemore@thestate.com

Catch him if you can.

South Carolina cornerback commitment Mark Fields won the Fastest Man competition on Tuesday at The Opening, an all-star camp held annually in Oregon for around 160 of the nation’s best high school football players.

Fields ran a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash earlier Tuesday before beating new Miami running back pledge Jordan Scarlett one-on-one with a 4.34 time to Scarlett's 4.38.

Fields punched his ticket to the elite event organized by Nike and ESPN with a 113.52 rating at the Nike Football SPARQ Combine in February, third-best at the event held at Hough. That’s up from the 79.92 he posted as a freshman, a score that combines results in the 40-yard dash, agility shuttle, vertical jump and kneeling power ball toss.

247Sports considers Fields the No. 7 cornerback prospect in this class. He is a consensus four-star athlete.

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