"The season is going good. We are winning ball games and thats what it is all about. We are 3-0. On the recruiting side, I haven't done anything. I have just been focusing on the season. If we keep winning and I continue to do my part, recruiting will work itself out," said Jarvis Phillips.
But realistically, when you have seven offers and you're a commodity, it is hard to totally block out recruiting. Coaches are calling, they are stopping by the school, and coming to games and unless you're committed, you have to listen. Phillips has found a balance that has been working for him.
"I feel like I owe it to my team to focus on the season. I talk to my mom about visits and where I should go but I don't let it distract me on the field. At school it is all about the team. I'll start to focus on recruiting towards the end of the season."
He did, however, mention a few schools that have peaked his interest.
"North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, and Kansas are at the top. North Texas has Coach (Todd) Dodge. He is a great coach and he is a winner. At Southlake he won and he will turn North Texas around eventually."
"My boy Curnelius (Arnick) plays up Tulsa and he be trying to get me up there with him. He speaks highly about the coaches and the team and the school. It would be cool to be able to play with him again."
"I also know people up at Kansas. Knowing someone always makes things a little easier because you feel more comfortable."
And how about Louisiana Tech?
"Coach (Stan) Eggen came to the school last week," Phillips said with a chuckle. "He's a cool dude. He was basically talking about how they need me and how they wanted me to help build the program. I don't know to much about the school but I do like Coach Eggen."