The 24-year-old has cemented his spot as a mid-size defender in West Coast's back-line showing an equal ability to shut down some of the opposition's dangerous forwards, and also provide plenty of run and drive out of defence.
His three-year contract extension sees him now tied to the Eagles until the 2016 AFL season with the club aiming to sew up their defenders to be ready for the retirement of captain Glass in the next year or two.
With Schofield, Eric Mackenzie, Mitch Brown and Blayne Wilson, the Eagles will be confident they have successfully planned ahead to ensure that there is a smooth transition with their back-line as they press to win the club's fourth AFL premiership in the coming years.
Schofield was originally drafted to the Eagles from the Geelong Falcons with the 50th pick in the 2006 draft, and made his debut in 2007 but only managed 15 matches up until the end of the 2009 season.
He had spent plenty of time in the WAFL with Peel Thunder playing mostly as a defender, but also with stints in the midfield and forward as he developed his all-round game before cementing his spot in the AFL.
Cement his spot is exactly what he has done in the last three seasons taking part in 63 of West Coast's last 71 matches.
Schofield never even considered leaving the Eagles and already was contracted until the end of this season, but wanted to end any speculation that he was going anywhere nice and early.
He also added that a big part of his decision to stay was because of the support the club provided him when his father John passed away during 2012 from a heart attack.
"It's pretty exciting to extend my contract. I have been here for six years already so Perth and the West Coast Eagles have been a big part of my life," Schofield said.
"Everyone is aware I had a tough year personally in 2012 and the easy decision would have been to go home to family and friends. The club was great to me at that time, though, and I really appreciated that support.
"I can't imagine playing anywhere else and everyone at the club is pretty excited about the future. I am keen to be a part of the next West Coast team that achieves the ultimate success and we all believe that is achievable in the near future."