Philon planning visits

Bryan Station standout defensive lineman Roy Philon has made one official visit to Minnesota in September. Now, the versatile Philon is planning out the rest of his official visit schedule. Which schools will Philon visit?

"Right now I've just got some officials I'm trying to set up," Roy Philon said. "I know I'm going to set one up for Louisville after Christmas. I'm setting one up for Wake Forest. I may be going to Cincinnati this weekend and I may be going to Central Michigan on an official, too."

Philon attended summer camp at Louisville and while the Cardinals haven't offered yet they have kept in regular contact with the 6-foot-3, 271-pound defensive lineman.

"They haven't offered but things are in the works right now," said Philon of the Cardinals. "They really want me to get up there and they told me not to make any decision until I get up there for a visit. I'm guessing that they want to make an offer but they really want to get me up there for the official."

Though Philon played running back, defensive tackle and defensive end at Bryan Station, Louisville is recruiting him to help anchor the defensive line.

"I think Louisville wants to put me at d-tackle," Philon said. "I played both defensive tackle and defensive end and I'm sure they want me somewhere on the defensive line. I can play just about anywhere on the line. I'm versatile. I can play either defensive end or tackle."

Philon also rushed for more than 400 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. He made his first official visit to Minnesota in September where two of his former teammates are freshmen for the Gophers.

"Minnesota I want to say they may be my leader as of right now," Philon said. "They send me handwritten letters every other day and I got my offer from them my junior year. For the most part they've been the one that has followed me ever since my junior year."

In the past week, Philon said coaches from Central Michigan, Louisville, Cincinnati and Kentucky have stopped by Bryan Station High to check on him. Philon also said an assistant from Minnesota is scheduled to come down this week for an in-home visit.

"I just want to go somewhere I can get in the rotation and play," Philon said. "I'm looking for the best (situation) college-wise – the people and my major, whatever I want to major in."

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