Big, athletic defensive tackles are generally rare in the Midwest and Chicago Phillips has one in Queneil Morrison.
"Well to receive my first offer, I was surprised that I got one because I never thought I was going to get one, but I was very happy about it," he said.
Seeing more programs is on Morrison's mind for the near future.
"I have only visited NIU so far but I know I'm trying to go to more colleges soon before I make my final decision."
There are still other programs who may jump in and offer and that could change MOrrison's plans as well.
Morrison says he wants to get to college camps this summer, but also plans to stay around Chicago as much as he can to train for the fall season.