EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Just two months after transferring to Georgia Southern, former Americas High School standout Joshua Fields is set to return to the UTEP football team, sources tell KTSM 9 Sports.
Fields also took to Twitter to tweet, ‘I’m back’ on Tuesday night. UTEP has yet to confirm the move.
Fields was back practicing with the Miners on Thursday and was welcomed back with open arms by head coach Dana Dimel.
“In practice it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat. You can tell he’s got the reps banked in and the way we want the reps to be banked,” Dimel said. “He’s really doing things the way we want them to be done, so it’s been really nice to get him back.”
Fields originally transferred to Georgia Southern to be closer to his family, which is why he was seeking a hardship waiver from the NCAA. Now he appears to be on his way back to El Paso.
Fields will be eligible to play this season. Under NCAA rules, transfers must sit out one season. However, Fields never practiced or played with the Eagles. He would seemingly like to pick up where he left off with the Miners in spring ball.
“It’s just amazing being here with my boys. I started off with them so it’s good,” Fields said. “It’s been crazy just things with the NCAA and my personal situation. It’s just good being back playing football again.”
Fields rushed for 419 yards and two touchdowns in two seasons at UTEP.
The Miners will open the season at Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, August 31 against Houston Baptist.