Phillips said, "You want guys in the secondary that are wanting to compete. These guys are good competitors, they better have a short memory, because things happen back there, better be physical, better be tough and guys that want to get up in people's faces and challenge them; that's the way we play."
The pair of defensive backs bring more to the table than their play on the field. Phillips discussed the charisma the two bring to Kentucky.
"When they walk into the room, they light it up, they are guys that people want to be around. We always talk about, 'This is a guy that I would hang out with in college,' and both of those guys are it," said Phillips.
Quinn and Reed will also have an opportunity for playing time returning kicks.
"We talked about the return game with Quinn, same with Reed; they need to be dynamic returners, also," said Phillips.