The University of Louisiana-Lafayette got its first 2019 football commitment Wednesday night.
If Rummel quarterback Chandler Fields has it his way, there will be plenty more commitments to follow him to the Ragin Cajuns.
"I wanted to commit as soon as I could so I could help start recruiting people for the program," Fields said.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Fields also had offers from Memphis, Nicholls State and Jackson State. More offers were likely coming as his senior season draws nearer.
But Fields found the school he was looking for.
"The whole culture over there is incredible," Fields said. "I love the coaching staff. They all believed in me and I believed in them and I think we can build a winning culture."
Fields and his high school coach say Fields is "solid" on his commitment.
"He really liked ULL and did a lot of homework," Rummel coach Jay Roth said.
Fields completed 179 of 303 passes for 2,359 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior, with just five interceptions. It was his first season at Rummel after playing as a freshman and sophomore at Holy Cross.
He is rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports.
Roth said Fields has a bright future.
"I think the upside to Chandler Fields is infinite," Roth said. "His best football is ahead of him. He is a talent with a strong arm, good feet and he's a football version of a gym rat. He lives to throw and play football."
That passion for the game came at an early age.
"I just fell in love with the game when I first started playing," Fields said. "It's what I love to do, and I just do it all day, every day."
Fields is busy preparing for the season as Rummel looks to improve on last year's 6-5 season when the Raiders reached the quarterfinals of the Division I playoffs where they lost to Evangel Christian.
"My goal for this season is to win a state championship," Fields said. "So each and every day we are working hard to get there."