ARDMORE, Oklahoma (KTEN) - You would think that the leading tackler in the state of Oklahoma this season would have power-five schools drooling but that was not exactly the case for Ardmore's Eric Fields.

Fields had to be patient in his college search but seemed to find the perfect fit at Nebraska. There, he will get to play for a historic college football program under first-year head coach Matt Rhule.

"It was crazy because I did not expect them to come in that strong," said Fields. "I was just blessed enough to do well enough to get a big power-five offer like that.