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Class of 2018 Standout WR Earns Bronco Offer Early

It's early in the recruiting process for San Marcos High School (Calif.) class of 2018 standout Kyle Philips, but the speedy receiver is preparing for the gobs of interest from colleges that are certain to come his way over the next two years.

San Marcos Junior-to-be Kyle Philips was at Boise State for the Broncos Elite Camp in June, and he stood out to the coaching staff, so much so that he received an offer from Boise State earlier this week.

"I did expect an offer from them," he said. "They talked to my high school coach after the camp and told him that they really liked me. On Monday my coach told me to call them. When I did I talked to a couple of the coaches and they offered."
http://www.scout.com/player/210887-kyle-philips/recruiting?year=2017&s=336 The camp was Philips' first ever trip to the Gem State, and the excursion left quite the impression on the 5-foot-11, 176-pound athlete.

"I really like Boise State," he said. "The campus is super nice and I really like the head coach and the receivers coach. It was nice to be around the players. They're awesome.

"I really liked the blue turf."

Philips has also visited Duke, where he worked out for the coaching staff. Boise State, the Blue Devils, Cal and Weber State are the four schools that have expressed interest in him. The Broncos and the Wildcats are his only offers so far.

"I don't really have a childhood favorite school," Philips said. "Everything has been open to me for day one. I grew up visiting the state of Oregon as I have family up there. It might be cool to play there."

He projects as a slot receiver in college, a position that will maximize his speed and ability to change directions on a dime.

"I win one-on-one battles," Philips said. "I compare myself to former Oklahoma player Sterling Shephard. He's not the biggest or the tallest guy, but he dominates his corner."

Philips doesn't have any other visits planned this summer.

"I'm getting read for my junior year," he said. "I'm looking forward to it."


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