Marshall ‘signs’ eight-year-old battling cystic fibrosis

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Marshall scored its most impressive recruit of the year Wednesday.

Calvin Fields, an 8-year old battling cystic fibrosis, signed with the Thundering Herd program this week, according to a report from WOWK-TV.

Just us being there for him and him just brushing it off like it’s just nothing it’s just life,” Jannson Williams, a Marshall freshman, said. “I know it’s hard a lot of respect for him and his family.”

Fields has been a fixture at Thundering Herd practices.

“I think he’s in everything from keeping o’clock, got a few buckets, rebounds, passes,” Marshall director of operations Neal Scaggs said.

Fields began coming to practices last season.

“He has had so much fun this last season, and for him to continue to get to do this and continue to hang out with the team, it’s been amazing to him,” his mother, Brentney, told the Huntington Daily Dispatch. “They treat him just like one of the guys. They mess with him and they play around with him. They don’t treat him any different than any other member of the team, and that’s amazing.

“They have treated Calvin like he was one of them since day one.”