The Opening: Skyler Phillips

Eugene (Ore.) Churchill offensive lineman Skyler Phillips talked about his experience at The Opening and broke down which schools are after him…

Eugene (Ore.) Churchill offensive lineman Skyler Phillips was one of 150 players around the country invited to Nike's headquarters to participate in The Opening.

"It's been awesome, far and beyond what I expected," said Phillips. "Something I won't forget soon."

Phillips earned his spot in Beaverton by posting the top SPARQ score for linemen in the country and earning MVP honors at the Oregon NFTC, all in the same breakout weekend.

"For the first days afterward, I got a ton of calls and emails about it," said Phillips. "Things picked up again right before this."

Phillips has seen the attention from media and coaches explode since that weekend in June.

"Oregon State has been in contact a lot, they are really looking into me," said Phillips. "Portland State called. Boise State and Washington State talked to my coaches. Oregon invited me to their camp."

Phillips grew up rooting for one in-state program, but may actually be more interested in another.

"I always watched the Ducks as a kid, but now I don't watch much football," said Phillips. "Now that I am older and know what I want, Oregon State is looking very good for me."

As of now, The Opening appears to be the last camp on his calendar. The 6'3" 330lbs prospect will spend his summer working to get better.

"I am jumping a lot more jump rope, to get my feet moving," said Phillips. "I am running more, trying to replace some chub with muscle."


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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