Phil Haig likely to visit Illinois this week

Phil Haig, a 6-foot-4 quarterback from Mendota Heights (MN) Henry Sibley and one of the state's most versatile athletes, did not sign with Minnesota today and is expected to visit Illinois this weekend, according to Sibley basketball coach Tom Dasovich. Haig is considering Illinois, which lost quarterback

Phil Haig, a three-year starting signal caller for the Warriors, completed 102 of 173 passes for 1,175 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He has rushed 69 times for 333 yards with five touchdowns.

Haig also serves as the Warriors' kicker, punter and safety. His season was cut short when he was tossed from their playoff game versus Minneapolis Southwest after his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Haig was nailed for a penalty during teammate and fellow Minnesota Gopher commit Andre Tate's 53-yard touchdown run. He was hit with a similar penalty during Tate's 85-yard run as he got into a trash-talking match with the Southwest sideline. Haig was forced to sit out their next playoff game versus No. 3 ranked Lakeville South.

Haig completed 103 of 209 passes for 1,425 yards with 12 touchdowns and just four interceptions last year as he led the Warriors to a 4-5 mark. He was named to the Classic Suburban All-Conference team.

Haig paced Sibley to a 5-6 mark as a sophomore starter and led the Warrriors to Class 5A, Section 5 Finals.

Haig also plays on the Warriors' basketball team and is a standout pitcher. He finished in the final eight on the Class AA tennis tournament in doubles as a freshman before switching to baseball.

Haig is averaging 9.9 points per game this season for the Warriors, who are off to a 16-3 start. He has scored in double figures in 10 of 18 games this year. Haig finished with two points in their 50-48 win over Tartan Tuesday night.

Head basketball coach Tom Dasovich said that Haig will likely visit Illinois this weekend, which would force him to miss their game Saturday against Hopkins.

"He is our anchor defensively. We need someone to chase around Blake Hoffarber, so he will be missed."

Haig averaged 6.0 points per game last season for the Warriors' basketball team that finished 17-11 and lost to Cretin-Derham Hall in the playoffs.

Haig is also a standout pitcher who led the Warriors to a fourth-place finish in the state tournament. Haig attended tryout camps with the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta and Minnesota.

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