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UTEP Football: El Paso running back Josh Fields officially visits UTEP

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Chad Puerling

An important local piece among UTEP’s highly targeted 2017 prospects headed west on I-10 for his official visit to UTEP.

Americas High running back Josh Fields ran for 2,477 yards, and 26 touchdowns this past season, and has been a high priority target for Sean Kugler since he was offered as a sophomore.

He has unofficially visited UTEP a number of times, but finally gets the all-important one-on-one time with UTEP coaches, and hopefully his future teammates.

Fields has offers from New Mexico, Air Force, Louisiana-Monroe and was a first team AP all-state selection in Class 6A and was a among the state’s leading rushers. He posted two 400-yard rushing games, and showed versatility in running behind a number of blocking schemes in a run first style of offense at Americas.

A three-star prospect from 247Sports, Fields was one of the most productive backs over his entire high school career El Paso has ever produced right next to his brother Jack Fields who signed with Boise State.

UTEP is looking to shore up running back depth for the now and future, and nabbing the second highest rated 2017 FBS prospect in El Paso is key for UTEP.