Wins over Louisville and Arkansas impressed him last season. When UK beat eventual national champion LSU, he was ready to commit after the game - and did.
"I really liked the way Kentucky recruited me. They made me feel like part of the family. Out of all the teams recruiting me, they made me feel wanted the most. They have been on me since midway of my junior year, and you like that," Fields said.
"It started out with (assistant coach) Chuck Smith and then transformed to (offensive coordinator) Joker (Phillips) because he said he wanted me to play wide receiver for him and he worked very hard to get me. He said he would work to get me as good as Keenan Burton."
Fields listened to Smith and Phillips because they were in-state players who played for Kentucky and were in the same position as him years ago when they made their college choice.
"They said if you commit to UK it would be so big for the state of Kentucky. I had to think about that, and just did it," Fields said.
Fields played quarterback and cornerback for Frankfort. He helped his team reach the Class A semifinals last year. However, he's destined to play receiver - or at least start his career at that position - at Kentucky.
"They are going to try and make a receiver out of me," Fields said. "Having a chance to play early is the biggest key when you pick a college. You don't want to wait until your junior season to pay. With Kentucky losing guys like Keenan and Steve (Johnson), I might have a chance to play early. Learning to play receiver will be an enjoyable test for me."
Future as defense?
Frankfort coach Craig Foley personally thinks Fields might be better suited to play defense, especially since he has never played receiver.
"He doesn't know how to read or run a route, but he seems to think he will be comfortable at receiver. Joker has assured him he will teach him all he needs to know," Foley said. "But he has the body, speed and physical ability to play defense like (UK senior safety Marcus) McClinton does.
"He is rangy, he can run people down, he deflects passes, he fills an alley and he can hit hard on the run. But he just wants to get on the field. He will do whatever he needs to do to get on the field, too.
"He was a very good player in our system. We have always believed in putting our best athlete at quarterback and letting him make decisions. He made himself a great quarterback for us. Most people don't understand how strong he is. He is deceptively strong. He's hard to tackle one-on-one. At receiver, he could make it very hard on some defensive backs that try to tackle him."
Harp thinks Fields will be fine no matter where UK plays him because of his athletic ability.
"At receiver, he will have to learn to read and adjust routes, but he is athletic enough that it won't be a problem. He could fit in early on special teams as a return guy because he is dangerous anytime he has the ball," the Danville coach said.
Foley says Fields is the same type of high-character player that Kentucky had in its senior class last year with players such as Burton, Jacob Tamme, Wesley Woodyard and Andre Woodson.
"He is solid in the classroom and he is a leader in the school building. I have known him since middle school. He is from a great family and his mom and dad are really good people. I coached his two older brothers. He's from an athletic family, but he blossomed into a special, special player," Foley said.
"He is just a good kid and a great athlete. With the way college athletics are going and the problems you see, character should play a big role in recruiting and he is just a model citizen."
Fields, like current UK freshman running back Derrick Locke, plans to run track at Kentucky - and has Brooks' blessing to do so. He has won the Class A 400-meter dash the last two years and hopes to add another title in June. He also runs the 200 but didn't get to compete in the state last year because he didn't want to risk aggravating a hamstring pull before he ran the 400.
"I am definitely going to try and run track. It is not something I would want to stop doing. That's something I like, and will make the effort to do. Coach Brooks is fine with it. He said most of the track meets are during spring practice and they would work with the schedule. We will just have to see how it goes, but I definitely want to try and do both sports," Fields said.