Casey Phillips, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle from Franklin (Texas) made his commitment to play for the Baylor Bears in college picking the school over offers from programs like Texas Tech, TCU, and Oklahoma State.
"I committed to Baylor," Phillips confirmed. "I really liked the coaches and how I feel like I can succeed academically and help rebuild the program. They are very excited with what they are doing They are real eager to turn it around and be something great and be remembered."
One day Phillips could be protecting his quarterback's blind side in the Big 12.
"Baylor has been telling me left tackle," Phillips said of the position that he is being looked at to play in the BU offense. "They like my feet and they think I am pretty quick on my feet and they like how I come off of the ball fast and aggressive."
Phillips does not spend a lot of his time pass blocking in Franklin's offensive scheme, but he has been used to playing with a quick pace and he has been solid in pass protection on the camp circuit this spring.
"We have been a high tempo team at Franklin. We are not passing the ball a lot, but we are getting the plays off fast and I feel like I can be able to adapt to it," Phillips answered when asked about the style of play he will adapt to in college.
As a junior in 2016, Phillips earned First Team 10-3A All-District and Second Team All-State honors while helping Franklin to an 8-3 record and a playoff appearance.