Pelion WR enjoys Clemson

Wide receiver Freddie Phillips, who was in Clemson for last weekend's home opener, is one of the state's top 2015 prospects.

WR Freddie Phillips Profile

It was the fourth game in Tigertown for the Pelion High School sophomore. He was up last season for the Troy, Auburn and Florida State games.

The most recent trip was just as good as the first three.

"It was like every other time. It was a great experience, the atmosphere was amazing," Phillips recently told CUTigers.

What stands out at Clemson?

"The facilities are amazing. The new indoor practice field will be amazing -- the coaches and the fans."

Phillips has also visited South Carolina. This Saturday, he'll head to N.C. State with Christian Taylor, who also visited Clemson on Saturday. Phillips would like to see South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and LSU.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect has plans to play wide receiver at the next level. He works as a wing back in Pelion's offense.

"I run routes, too. When we go to the spread, I'm the back-side receiver, main receiver we go to…I play a lot on defense," Phillips said. "Teams are covering me this year on offense, so I've got to make up for that on defense. So I'm usually playing on the other team's best receiver."

As a freshman, Phillips had 27 receptions for 480 yards with four touchdowns [two rushing]. On the defensive side of the ball, he was in on 44 solo tackles and three interceptions.

Through three games this season, he's hauled in 10 catches for 155 yards. Phillips has 12 tackles and a pair of pass breakups.

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