Monticello star Fields becomes Virginia’s fourth football commitment for class of ‘21

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Virginia has landed its fourth football commitment for the class of 2021, and the Cavaliers didn’t have to go far to find him.

Malachi Fields, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback/wide receiver from Monticello High School, has committed to UVA. Fields was described by Mustangs head coach Jeff Lloyd as “the heart and soul” of his football team.

While Fields made his name as a dual-threat quarterback for Monticello, he was offered as a wide receiver by Bronco Mendenhall’s staff. As a junior last fall, Fields was selected as the Jefferson District’s first-team quarterback and kick returner. He led the district in passing and was the Mustangs’ leading rusher.

Still early in the recruiting process, Fields selected the Cavaliers over offers from Liberty, William & Mary and VMI. He also had picked up interest from Virginia Tech and JMU.

Lloyd said that in three decades of coaching, Fields was the only player he’s worked with that could play any position (other than lineman) on offense or defense and be the best player at that position.

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