The Baylor Bears continued to rebuild their offensive line depth, securing their third verbal commitment for the offensive line, and fourth commitment overall, Saturday afternoon. With spring camp beginning actual football, off the field Casey Phillips pledged his commitment to the Baylor Bears.
The 3-star tackle from Franklin High School joins fellow offensive linemen Ylijaah Hall and Jackson Kimble. With offers from TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas Tech, and Minnesota, Phillips is a legitimate win on the recruiting trail for head coach Matt Rhule. At 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and a frame that can easily carry more weight, it is easy to see why he was garnering so much attention.
Phillips recently participated in the Dallas Opening regional the weekend of March 9th. There, he tested as one of the strongest players in the field, finishing tied for 5th in a loaded field. At the event, he measured 6-foot-5, 278 pounds with an overall SPARQ score of 96.72. That score measures extremely well for an offensive lineman and puts him near the top of the boards athletically. He ran a 5.2 second 40-yard dash, 4.75 shuttle time, 45 powerball throw, and a vertical jump of 29 inches.
His high school head coach, Mike Hedrick, spoke with ESPN Central Texas' David Smoaky and gave him some insights into the newest Baylor verbal pledge.
The Bears, with limited numbers on the offensive line, are expected to take up to 2-more offensive linemen as they rebuild depth on the trenches. Stay tuned for more from BearsIllustrated.com as we keep you up to date on everything Baylor.