Phillip, I understand you made a visit to Georgia Tech this past Friday to watch their practice. How did the visit go?
"Coach Bohannon talked to me about coming to a practice and I made it over Friday. I was lucky to catch them in the first day of pads. I got to see them hit and run the Oklahoma drills. It was a very good practice to see. I really enjoyed my time there."
Have you made any other visits?
"I went over to Auburn on Saturday and had an enjoyable time there too. It was a very good trip too."
What schools are recruiting you?
What offers do you have?
"I have offers from five schools. Georgia Tech, Auburn, Stanford, Mississippi State, and Troy all have offered me"
Do you have a leader at this time?
"I would say that both Georgia Tech and Auburn are my top two."
I see you are listed as a defensive end and wide receiver/tight end on offense. Do you have a preference on which one you would play in college?
"I like being able to catch the ball and help the team score but I like playing on defense too. I will have no problem playing either side of the ball in college. I will do whatever the team needs me to do to help them win games, conference titles, and hopefully a national championship."
Do you have any other visits lined up?
How about summer camps? Which ones will you be attending?
"I haven't signed up for any at this point but I definitely will be going to the ones at Georgia Tech and Auburn. Not sure what others I will be attending at this time though."
What factors will be the ones that will determine which school you will pick?
"The main thing will be academics. I want to go to a school with a very high reputation for academics and good majors. I'm not sure what I want to major in but I want to go to a school with that high reputation. Also, I want to play in a good football conference. I know the ACC and SEC are the best two conferences around and that will play a lot in my decision too."
How about distance or location? Will that be a factor in your decision?
"I would like to stay relatively close to home, no more than three to four hours away. Still, I'd like to be able to meet new people and have a chance to have new experiences. However, it will be a school where I feel comfortable at in the end."
As a player, what do you feel are your best traits?
"My work ethic is very strong. I also play smart football. I feel like I am big leader on the field."
What do you want to work on before you hit college?
"I'd like to continue to get stronger. I will continue to hit the weight room hard before I go off to college."
Do you have a time frame for a decision on which college you will attend?
"No real set time frame but I hope to have a decision after spring ball is finished."
Phillip really liked his trips to both Georgia Tech and Auburn. He stated that he wants to go to a school with a high academic reputation and one that is close to home but one that will broaden his experiences and give him the chance to meet new people. He has many schools looking at him but it seems that two have really caught his eye right now.