Arizona offers in-state receiver

Chandler Basha receiver Nate Phillips was impressive at Arizona's camp this weekend. Read on to see his thoughts on Arizona's new offer, the other schools involved, and more.

Chandler Basha athlete Nate Phillips helped his stock this past weekend with an impressive performance at Arizona's 7-on-7 tournament.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder only had the attention of a few smaller schools until recent weeks, but more and more programs are beginning to watch the speedy prospect.

Arizona recently became the first BCS school to offer Phillips. The Chandler product received it from head coach Rich Rodriguez, who he initially spoke with when the head coach extended the scholarship opportunity after he was released from camp.

"This was the first time I have talked to him," Phillips said. "It was mainly about the offer and the new renovations that are going on at UA and the offense and program he is going to run in the future."

Phillips was also informed that he would fit well in Rodriguez's offensive scheme.

"He just said he likes me at the slot position and that I would fit into the spread offense he is going to run," Phillips said.

Now with an offer on his table, Phillips will take the next step and visit the UA campus in a week.

"I am coming back to the campus on the 11th," Phillips said.

When Phillips comes to the Arizona campus, he plans to go over a few subjects with the coaching staff.

"When I talked to Coach Magee he said (we will discuss) academics and facilities," Phillips said. "And I will probably talk with the coaches."

It would appear that UA is in pretty good shape with Phillips. While there is increasing competition when it comes to his recruitment, the main competition comes from programs that aren't quite at the Pac-12 level.

"North Dakota, NAU and Air Force are the main schools involved right now," Phillips said.

While those three have shown Phillips the most interest, it would seem that the athlete from Chandler has his sights set on options at a higher level.

"My top three would probably be ASU, UA and UCLA," Phillips said.

Signing Day is months away and Phillips isn't quite sure when he will choose his destination. If he feels right with any of the programs whom he favors, Phillips could decide relatively soon.

"I really haven't put too much thought into it," Phillips said. "But my main choices are those top three and if one of those pops up sooner than the rest, then I might decide over summer, but I might wait until after my senior year. "

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