2015 wide receiver/cornerback Freddie Phillips of Pelion High School has emerged as a prospect of note in his respective recruiting class. This past Saturday Phillips hit the road and traveled up to Clemson to take in the Tigers' game against Ball State. The 2015 prospect sat down with SCPrepNation.com and talked about his time at Death Valley.
"It was good, the atmosphere was exciting as always. I had fun!"
Having visited with the Tigers before Phillips had already seen and experienced the atmosphere before. There was one thing on this trip that he was able to take in that he hadn't seen before.
"I was able to check out some of the new facilities this time."
Phillips was also able to spend some time talking with some of the Tigers' staff while in town as well.
"I spoke with coach Jeff Scott, his father coach Brad Scott and coach Mike Dooley. We talked about things like how my season is going, what I thought about their win last week, my stats this season, and when am I coming back to visit again."
While in Death Valley Phillips says he spent most of his time talking with a pair of fellow in-state Clemson prospects.
"Abbeville quaterback Kelly Bryant and I talked a good bit, we plan on going to a South Carolina Gamecocks game together. I primarily talked with him and White Knoll offensive tackle Christian Taylor."
Asked what he thought about Clemson's offense Phillips had a lot of positive things to say.
"Clemson's offense is very receiver friendly! I wouldn't mind lining up there! Their offense is without a doubt one of the most explosive in the ACC."
Having mentioned talking with the Tigers staff about his stats we asked Phillips just what his numbers were like so far in his sophomore season.
"Offensively I have 10 catches for 150 yards. Defensively I've got 1 forced fumble, 2 pass break ups, 1 blocked PAT, and 10 tackles so far. We're 1-3 on the season right now but we're looking to turn that around."
Phillips and Pelion have an important game coming up in trying to turn things around he says.
"This Friday we have one of our biggest games of the season. We play our rivals the Gilbert Indians for their homecoming."
Right now he says that Clemson and South Carolina are recruiting him the hardest at this point in his recruitment out of everyone. He would like to hear from more schools moving forward as he's lining up some visits in the coming weeks to check out other programs.
"Some other schools I plan on visiting are South Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and LSU. I haven't gotten a lot of mail recently from many new schools but I'm hoping that will change soon."