Philon makes big decision about future

Lexington (KY) Bryan Station standout Roy Philon had a busy week. Philon, a 6-2, 270-pound defensive lineman, made visits to Miami (OH) and Louisville. While at Louisville, Philon made a big decision about his future.

Roy Philon, a talented lineman from Lexington, KY, told InsideTheVille.com that he verbally committed to Louisville Saturday night during his official visit.

"It was good, I liked it," Philon said. "I liked the coaches and the campus. I went ahead and committed to Louisville. When I went on my visit it just felt like home. I think I'll do pretty good down here. I told Coach Kragthorpe and Coach Nord and they were both really happy. Coach Nord was the one who was recruiting me and he said he was glad I was coming there."

Earlier this week, Philon made an official visit to Miami (OH). Immediately following that visit, the standout lineman made a final official visit to Louisville - a trip that resulted in a scholarship offer from UofL and a commitment to the Cardinals.

Philon spent considerable time during his visit talking and meeting with his future position coach, Ken Delgado.

"We watched film and went over some stuff," said Philon. "He told me where I'd be playing and showed me the different fronts. They see me playing defensive end."

Philon, who played defensive end at Bryan Station, recorded 60 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior.

"I bring speed and quickness and the ability to adjust to the ball and find the ball," Philon said.

Philon roomed with Omar McLendon, a 6-6, 220-pound defensive end from Georgia, during his visit to Louisville.

"He said he had a good time," Philon said. "He said he was either coming or going to Troy for a visit. He said he's going to make his decision this week."

Philon said he's finished with his recruiting process and doesn't plan any more visits before signing day on Feb. 4.

A two-star prospect, Philon is rated the No. 153 defensive end prospect in the nation by Scout.com.


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