"I sent a message to Coach Pantoni (Graduate Assistant) and told him I was ready to commit and he got me on the phone with Urban Meyer."
"Coach Meyer asked if I was ready to be a Gator and I told him yes. He told me that he was glad to have me and that he now had Trey Burton, Clay Burton, and me, so Venice was becoming a pipeline for Florida."
Coach Meyer got on the phone with Omari's mother next and it was official, the 6-foot-5, 270 pound lineman out of Venice was all orange and blue.
"I knew for a while I was going to Florida, they have been my leader for a long time, and I am excited about my future there. It has always felt like home to me, they have a great coaching staff, and I will feel like I am playing with my brothers (Trey and Clay). It feels great to be a Gator."
Phillips is projected by Scout to play offensive tackle and he is a member of the 2012 Scout100. Florida told him that he could end up on either side of the ball in Gainesville.