Schofield, the son of Anthony and Dawn Schofield, was born at St Mary's Hospital in London while his father was stationed there with the U. S. Navy. His brother O'Brien Schofield is a linebacker who won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. He has another brother General and a sister Octavia; one other brother, Jordan, drowned in Lake Michigan in 2007. Admiral Schofield attended Zion-Benton High School where he played center. In his final high school game, he recorded 23 points with 18 rebounds against Stevenson in the Class 4A regional championship. In AAU play, he competed for Dickey Simpkins' Team NLP. Donnie Tyndall recruited him to Tennessee, but Schofield decided to stay after Tyndall was fired.